Kyrie Irving is telling people not to come to him for answers about the shape of the earth. Irving took some flak back during the All-Star break last year for proclaiming the earth was flat, but Irving now says his proclamation was an experiment. And it worked, he says. He wanted to see how people reacted, whether they thought he was a “different intellectual person” just because he held the flat earth belief. Of course, people went batsh*t thinking Irving believed it. But it seems like yeah it was an experiment and yeah he really does believe it.
According to an interview this week, Irving isn’t ready to unsubscribe to the flat earth belief yet. “Because I think different does that knock my intellectual capacity?” Irving asked. Given ample opportunity on the air, Irving simply wouldn’t say he didn’t believe the earth was flat. Irving instead put the focus on his ability to execute his “exploitation tactic” — and said that his assertion “created a division.” Irving said: “do your own research — don’t come to me and ask me.” In related news, the University of Pennsylvania hasn’t exactly been boasting about its most famous alum Donald Trump lately. But Duke University — one of the world’s premier educational institutions — hasn’t officially commented on Irving’s flat earth stance one way or another. Perhaps it’s because Irving spent just a year at Duke before heading to the NBA. It’s believed by some observers that the course where Duke students learn that the earth is spherical isn’t on basketball players’ curriculum until sophomore year. Astonishingly, no one has thought to ask Irving what shape the basketball is.