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We have all seen images of Earth from space, where the pictures show a nice circular planet but there are still plenty of people who don’t believe science or anything they were taught back in elementary school and instead believe the world is flat. They believe that Earth is a flat surface that is surrounded by walls of ice. We found out yesterday that Kyrie Irving is one of those people and he is very serious about it.

While talking with teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye on their podcast “Road Tripping with R.J. & Channing,” Kyrie revealed his revelation while the trio discussed aliens.

When Frye brought up the question of whether aliens exist, Irving took the opportunity to ask his teammates, “Do you think the Earth is round?” Frye and Jefferson said yes, but Irving was unequivocal.

“This is not even a conspiracy theory,” Kryie said. “The Earth is flat.”

Pressed to explain himself, Irving spoke of “particular groups” and a mysterious “they” who want to convince us Earth is round.

“It’s right in front of our faces,” he said. “I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.

The podcast was being recorded on a plane, which Kyrie attempted to use as evidence for his claims.

“What I’ve been taught is that the earth is round,” he continued. “But if you really think about it from a landscape of the way we travel, the way we move and the fact that, can you really think of us rotating around the sun and all planets aligned, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these planets.”

“How are you gonna put ‘planets’ in quotations?” Jefferson interjected.

“Because, everything that they send—or that they want to say they’re sending—doesn’t come back,” Irving explained. “There is no concrete information except for the information that they’re giving us. They’re particularly putting you in the direction of what to believe and what not to believe. The truth is right there, you just got to go searching for it.”

As more and more reporters throughout the day heard about Irving’s comments on the podcast, they wanted to get a hold of him and talk about it. Last night someone caught up with him and he confirmed what he said on the podcast.

#KyrieIrving was a trending topic yesterday on Twitter because thinks the Earth is flat ?? #AllStarWeekend

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With all the smiling and laughing, it feels like he may be trolling us but he may also be doing that because he realizes how silly it sounds.

Written by @IamJoeSports

h/t SI