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Kyrie Irving talks flat Earth yet again

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, shown warming up before a game against the Heat in Miami in November 2017.
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, shown warming up before a game against the Heat in Miami in November 2017.

While in LA for the NBA All-Star Game, Celtics guard Kyrie Irving paid a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and, yes, he was asked yet again whether he believes Earth is flat. (On a podcast in 2016, Irving said this: “Is the earth flat or round? — I think you need to do research on it. Ultimately . . . it’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us. . . . For what I’ve known for as many years and what I’ve been taught is that the earth is round, but I mean 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 align, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these ‘planets’ and stuff like this?’’)

On Kimmel, Kyrie called himself “intellectually stable,” but hardly clarified his earlier statement. In fact, we’re not sure what he was saying.

“On that podcast I was just really like, ‘Man what’s going on within our world?’ and just a whole bunch of truth and conspiracy,” Irving told Kimmel. “I was just like, ‘Whoa, this is too much for me. And then I come out and say that and then, whoo, the reaction it got.”

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As a parting gift, Kimmel gave Kyrie a basketball that looked like a globe, telling him to “ponder the potential realities of the world and its possible roundness.”

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