Irving’s flat-Earth view was initially taken as a joke. But Irving’s persistence on his theory ultimately started growing into him becoming one of the most recognizable figures who spread around this false belief.
But after all that the Boston Celtics point guard, Kyrie Irving apologized nonetheless to the countless folks who’ve heard of the news that he believes that the Earth is flat as that’s no longer the case.
In a guest appearance on Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, the Celtics’ All-Star guard dug deep and said sorry for having been among the believers of the flat earth idea.
“I’m sorry about all that. To all the science teachers coming up to me like, ‘You know I’ve got to re-teach my whole curriculum?!’ I’m sorry. I apologize. I apologize.”
Irving added that he was able to stuff his brain with the idea that the world is flat by simply watching YouTube videos like any other person.
“At the time, I was huge into conspiracies. Everybody’s been there, like, ‘Yo, what’s going on with our world?” he joked. “You click a YouTube link and it’s like how deep does the rabbit hole go? You start telling all your friends, ‘Did you see that? Watch this video.’
“At the time I was innocent in it, but you realize the effect of the power of voice. And even if you believe in that, don’t come out and say that stuff. That’s for intimate conversations because perception, how you’re received, it just changes. Like, no I’m actually a smart ass individual. At the time, I just didn’t realize the effect. And I was definitely at that time of I’m a big conspiracy theorist, you can’t tell me anything.”
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