Move Over Christopher Columbus! The World is NOT Round… Well, at Least According to Cleveland Cavs Superstar Kyrie Irving

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We all know the story. When we were in school, we learned that Italian explorer Christopher Columbus set out on a journey to prove that the world is round. And according to the history books, he did. It turned out to be a myth that it was Columbus who was the one who proved that the Earth was round, but nonetheless, it is a belief that most people share.
And then there’s Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.
According to Irving, the Earth is NOT round. He is a firm believer that the Earth is flat. And he’s out to prove that he’s right by educating others.
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Kyrie’s Views

Irving first mentioned his beliefs on February 16 2017 while being interviewed on Richard Sherman and Channing Frye’s podcast (two of his Cleveland teammates).
He was quoted as saying:
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“For what I’ve known for many years and what I’ve been taught is that the Earth is round, 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 align, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these planets and stuff like this.”
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He wasn’t done. He went on:
“Everything that was put in front of me, I had to be like, ‘Oh, this is all a facade.’ Like, this is all something that they ultimately want me to believe in … but now there is a certain aspect of life in which I want to tell people about, which is this true journey of really becoming a complete individual and total freedom of thought.
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“Do you know what I’m saying? Question things, but even if an answer doesn’t come back, you’re perfectly fine with that, because you were never living in that particular truth. There’s a falseness in stories and things that people want you to believe and ultimately what they throw in front of us.”
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Doubling Up

The day after the podcast, Irving spoke with ESPN’s Arash Markazi to further reiterate his belief. He found out he was trending on Twitter and had a good laugh.
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He claimed that people should take the time to do some research and that the educational system is not always correct.

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“I think people should do their own research, man,” Irving said. “Hopefully they’ll either back my belief or they’ll throw it in the water. But I think it’s interesting for people to find out on their own.
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“I’ve seen a lot of things that my educational system has said that was real that turned out to be completely fake. I don’t mind going against the grain in terms of my thoughts.”
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Irving tried to explain why he believed what he did:
“I think about it from just a, not even a scientific way, but the way I travel and how I get around and also the tons and tons of research that supports that theory,” Irving said. “I think you should go look it up. Before I tell you, I think you should go look it up.”
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And Then There’s Dinosaurs…

Apparently Irving thinks that the jury is still out on what dinosaurs actually look like…

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Twitter Responds

As expected, the Twitter world erupted after hearing about Irving’s interesting (yet insane) belief.

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