Following a year where he became one of the figureheads leading the flat earth movement, Kyrie Irving now thinks everyone is entitled to believe what they want.
Speaking with NBA TV’s The Starters, when asked if he still believes the world was flat despite traveling to Europe, Irving, who is currently in London for an overseas matchup against Philadelphia 76ers, said he’s more interested with being people being able to share their thoughts on the matter.
“For me, it's not about whether the world is flat, or whether the world is round," Irving said after laughing that he was expecting the line of questioning. It's really about just everyone believing what they want to believe and feeling comfortable with it."
He continued, "I'm not a scientist. I'm not here to tell everyone that this is it. For me, it's just giving everyone a chance to do their own research and find their own knowledge rather than having knowledge shoved to you. That's me."
Despite having a new outlook on the matter, Irving still has detractors who look to debunk his theory. Back in December, while offering a rebuttal to the flat-earther movement, Bill Nye said, "This is not a new idea, people. If only there were 60 people [who believed this] we could give the whistling backhand, and then they'd shut up so we could move on."