THEY lie to us.
"Do you believe the Earth is round?" Kyrie Irving asked his teammates, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. His teammates, who apparently were unaware of the insane rabbit hole they were about to go down, both laughed before they gave a resounding yes.
"This is not a conspiracy," Irving said. "The Earth is flat."
Thus began a four-plus minute conversation about the conspiracy that has infiltrated our daily lives about the Earth being round from Irving and what THEY don't want you to know.
Listen, if you have made it this far without rage-closing your browser or throwing your computer this isn't going to get any better. If you think this is a bit from Irving, it is not.
"All these things that particular groups, and I won't pinpoint one group, they almost offer up this education. The fact that in our lifetimes that there are so many holes and so many pockets in our history... Is the Earth flat or round? You need to do research on it... they lie to us."
But seriously, who are THEY? This is driving me insane.
Kyrie won't answer, but now we get to the next level of this conspiracy theory.
“What I’ve been taught is that the earth is round,” Irving said. “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.”
He put planets in quotes and thankfully, Richard Jefferson -- or how I like to refer to him, the voice of reason -- jumps in and points this out for the listeners and Jefferson asks why he put planets in quotes.
“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.”
We eventually move on from the Earth being flat to conspiracy theories about famous assassinations. These are about what you would expect from a guy who just confessed to the Earth being flat and a strong disbelief in planetary systems.
Unlike Irving's view of our galaxy, he is not alone.
Also, now NFL players are hopping on board.
Honestly, now I just need to know what other conspiracy theories he believes.
Kyrie doubled down on it.
Kyrie Irving was trending on Twitter today because he believes the Earth is flat. I asked him about it. pic.twitter.com/ODe9aP9qmK— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 18, 2017