Kyrie Irving doesn’t seem like a crazy person until you hear him start talking. Not wanting to play with LeBron James is a bit worrisome but nothing that can’t be overlooked. His take on the shape of the earth is another matter.
“When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth — and we haven’t been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 — it becomes like conspiracy, too.”
Deep state conspiracies aside, Apollo 17 was the last time we went to the moon. 1972. That’s a fact fact. Not a “Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time” fact.
Granted, Apollo 17 isn’t something your average Joe knows a whole lot about, but Kyrie forfeited average Joe status long ago — right about the time he became the world’s premier flat earther.
Kyrie goes on to explain that he wanted to spark discussion and get people to think critically instead of accepting things at face value; a noble endeavor, but the execution of said plan leaves a little to be desired.
“The only intent was for people to open up and do their own research. It wasn’t to, ‘OK, let me figure out and go against science. Let me go against what I’ve been told is right, and all this stuff.’ The only intent was just to wake up and do your our research.”
He has good intentions, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The good news for Irving is sooner or later, this will all blow over — that is, unless wind is also a hoax.