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Kyrie Irving came up with his flat Earth theory by researching on Instagram

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Whether he was serious or not, Kyrie Irving will forever be known as the NBA player who refused to accept the scientific argument behind the Earth being spherical, not flat. But if you’re someone who has seen the crazy world that exists on Instagram, you shouldn’t blame Irving for subscribing to the less popular theory about the planet we live on.

Irving was a guest on J.J. Redick’s podcast for The Ringer this week, and the topic of conspiracy theories came up. That naturally led to a discussion about Irving believing the Earth is flat, and the Celtics star admitted he started all that talk after going down a rabbit hole on Instagram.

That’s right, Instagram.

“I don’t limit myself to being in the circle of, ‘This is what you believe in — flat Earth.’ I’ll actually go and try to do the research on the scientific side and figure that out and just do comparisons,” Irving added. “That’s it. I’m not trying to convince everybody that the world is flat. That’s what everybody took it as.”

We’re not saying Irving doesn’t do the research “on the scientific side,” but he probably shouldn’t lead with saying he does his research on Instagram if he wants to be taken seriously.

Of course, Irving basically admitted that he was just trolling with his flat Earth comments, and he has made other ridiculous claims since. He seems to genuinely enjoy sparking these types of conversations, and he does a good job of that.


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