“Even if you believe in that, don’t come out and say that stuff,” the basketball star said.
Kyrie Irving has apologized for saying that the Earth is flat.
The Boston Celtics point guard was speaking at Forbes’ Under 30 Summit in Boston on Monday, when he was asked to state which side he’s on in regards to the Earth’s shape.
“Even if you believe in that, don’t come out and say that stuff. That’s for intimate conversations because perception and how you’re received, it changes. I’m actually a smart-ass individual,” he said according to ESPN.com.
He continued: “At the time I didn’t realize the effect. I was definitely at that time, ‘I’m a big conspiracy theorist. You can’t tell me anything.’ For all the science teachers, everybody coming up to me like, ‘You know I have to reteach my whole curriculum!’ I’m sorry. I apologize. I apologize.”
Irving first made his thoughts known on the Earth’s shape last year on the Road Trippin’ with RJ & Channing podcast with former teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye.
The athlete, who was then with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told the two: “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.”