Maybe it’s because these guys don’t stay in school, opting for the big money of the pros, or perhaps there’s just a case of the stupids going around, but apparently several high profile black athletes believe that the Earth is flat. This is kind of like not believing in gravity or denying that water is wet, but due to the sensitive nature of race relations in this country, nobody (at least on the left) is willing to call these guys morons.
Things started over the weekend when Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving spouted this out on a podcast:
“This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. … It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us,” said Irving.
If it is your position that some shadowy people are lying about the Earth being a sphere, then you most certainly think it’s a conspiracy theory, and that’s not even the dumbest thing here.
Irving went on ESPN later to reaffirm his belief a the flat-Earth:
“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,” said Irving.
For the record, Irving attended Duke University for a whopping 11 games before turning pro.
After telling ESPN that he does think the world is flat, he backed it by saying, “”You know, I know the science, I know everything possible.”
As if that isn’t bad enough, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors seems like he agrees with Irving. Asked in an interview if he thinks the world is flat, Green replied:
“I don’t know. I haven’t done enough research but it may be flat. I don’t want to say crazy. It’s hard to call someone’s opinion crazy. That’s what he thinks” said Green of Irving’s theory.
When presented with the fact that NASA imagery proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the world is round, this actually came out of Green’s mouth:
“Yeah but I can make a round picture with my iPhone today on a panoramic picture and make it look round,” said Green.
What about all of those pictures of the Earth from before the iPhone? Something to think about.
And it’s not just the NBA that is turning into the flat-Earth Society, the NFL has its believers too. Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs showed his support for Irving and his “science.”
“How mad would you guys be if I said I agree with kyrie?” Diggs asked on social media.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was asked about Irving’s flat-Earth comments and gave the most liberal answer possible:
“As he made clear today, he was trying to be provocative, and I think it was effective,” said Silver.
What he should have said is Kyrie Irving is an idiot and the science proving the Earth is not flat is irrefutable. He should have also said something about not letting players skip all or most of their college careers before jumping to the NBA.
Had a group of white Christians made a similar anti-science proclamation, the liberal media would have mocked them mercilessly. The only thing I can find on the left about this is an article on The Root which excuses Irving’s ignorance and blames Donald Trump and white people for everything.