Big news: Kyrie Irving was just kidding.
That’s what he’s apparently told Rich Shertenlieb about his flat earth stance, anyway. Shertenlieb tweeted at Monday’s media day that the new Celtics point guard revealed to him that his repeated comments about believing the planet was flat was just in jest.
Kyrie Irving just admitted to me that he was trolling everyone about that "flat earth" stuff. Hear the interview tomorrow at 8AM on T&R!— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) September 25, 2017
Irving said on a podcast earlier this year that he believes the planet is flat and that we’ve all been lied to. He doubled down on that claim at the All-Star Game, though it wasn’t totally clear whether he was insisting on the earth being flat or encouraging people to challenge norms.
Jaylen Brown said recently that he was willing to hear out Irving on his theory and then tweeted out a GIF suggesting he was skeptical about the earth being round. Brown was clearly kidding. It appears Irving was, too.