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NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving thinks the Earth is flat


Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers guard and NBA All-Star, thinks the Earth is flat and that it's "not even a conspiracy theory."

Irving shared his view of the world and its 2D shape during the podcast "Road Trippin' with RJ & Channing," ESPN reported. He was joined during the podcast by his teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye ahead of NBA All-Star Weekend.

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"This is not even a conspiracy theory," Irving said. "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," Irving added.

The multimillionaire and former Duke University player didn't back down from his theories when ESPN asked him about the topic after the podcast aired.

"I think people should do their own research, man," Irving told ESPN. "Hopefully they'll either back my belief or they'll throw it in the water. But I think it's interesting for people to find out on their own."

"I've seen a lot of things that my educational system has said that was real that turned out to be completely fake," he told ESPN. "I don't mind going against the grain in terms of my thoughts."

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UNDATED: Bob Cousy #14 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars drives to the basket during an NBA All-Star game circa 1950. (Photo by NBA Photo Library/NBAE via Getty Images)
SYRACUSE, NY - 1961: Dolph Schayes #4 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars shoots during the 1961 NBA All-Star Game circa 1961 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by The Stevenson Collection/NBAE via Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 25: ABA All Stars Artis Gilmore #54 and George Thompson #20 react to the shot by NBA All Star Archie Clark #21 at the Nassau Coliseum on May 25, 1972 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Randy Brooke/Getty Images)
UNDATED: NBA All Star Julius Erving #6 makes a pass. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - FEBRUARY 3, 1980: Adrian Dantley #4 of the Utah Jazz and the West All Stars shoots against the East All Stars during the NBA All Star Game February 3, 1980 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
RICHFIELD, OH - FEBRUARY 1: Moses Malone #24 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars goes for a layup against the Western Conference All Stars during the 1981 NBA All-Star Game on February 1, 1981 in Richfield, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 1981 (Photo by Jerry Wachter/NBAE via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Isiah Thomas #11 of the Eastern Conference All Stars drives against Kareem Abdul Jabbar #33 of the Western Conference All Stars during the 1983 NBA All Star Game on February 13, 1983 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1983 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
DALLAS - FEBRUARY 9: Magic Johnson #32 of the Western Conference All-Stars looks to make a play against the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the 1986 NBA All-Star Game on February 9, 1986 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
SEATTLE - FEBRUARY 8: Magic Johnson #32 of the Western Conference All-Stars looks to make a play against Michael Jordan #23 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the 1987 NBA All-Star Game at the Kingdome on February 8, 1987 in Seattle, Washington. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 9: Joe Dumars #4 dribbles the ball against John Stockton #12 during the 1992 NBA All-Star Game at Orlando Arena on February 9, 1992 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1992 NBAE (Photo by Jon Soohoo/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 21: Tim Hardaway #10 of the Western Conference All-Stars shoots against the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the 1993 All-Star Game on February 21, 1993 at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The West defeated the Eats 135-132 in OT. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1993 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 13: Clyde Drexler #22 and David Robinson #50 of the Western Conference All Stars battle for the rebound against Scottie Pippen #33 and Derrick Coleman #44 of the Eastern Conference All Stars during the 1994 NBA All Star Game played on February 13, 1994 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS - FEBRUARY 13: Mitch Richmond #2 of the Western Conference All-Stars shoots a jump shot over Kenny Anderson #7 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the 1994 NBA All-Star Game played on February 13, 1994 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, UNITED STATES: Eastern Conference All-Star Scottie Pippen(30) of the Chicago Bulls battles Western Conference center Haakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets for a rebound 12 February during the first quarter of the 1995 NBA All-Star Game at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (COLOR KEY: Basketball is orange.) AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 12: Joe Dumars #4 and Shaquille O'Neal #32 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars share a laugh during the 1995 NBA All-Star Game played February 12, 1995 at America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 12: David Robinson #50 and Dkimebe Mutombo #55 of the Western Conference All-Stars team up to block a shot against the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the 1995 NBA All-Star Game played February 12, 1995 at America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1995 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO - FEBRUARY 11: Grant Hill #35 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars drives to the basket against Jason Kidd #5 of the Western Conference All-Stars during the 1996 NBA All-Star game played February 11, 1996 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO - FEBRUARY 12: Shaquille O'Neal #32 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars attempts a dunk against the Western Conference All-Stars during the 1996 NBA All-Star game played February 12, 1996 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 9: Glenn Rice #41 of the Eastern Conference shoots against Shawn Kemp #40 of the Western Conference during the 1997 All-Star Game on February 9, 1997 at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: Kobe Bryant #8 of the Western Conference All-Stars soars for a dunk against the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the 1998 NBA All-Star game played February 14, 1998 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1998 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: Eddie Jones #6 of the Western Conference All-Stars attempts a shot against the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the 1998 NBA All-Star game played February 14, 1998 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1998 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Kevin Garnett #21 of the Western Conference All-Stars takes the ball to the basket against Ray Allen #34 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the 2000 NBA All-Star Game played at The Arena in Oakland on February 13, 2000 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2000 (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
10 Feb. 2001: Elton Brand #42 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket for a dunk during the 2002 NBA All Star Game at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloadingand/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE Mandatory Credit:Nanthaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images
Western Conference All-Star, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant dunks the ball as Eastern Conference All-Star, Indiana Pacers Jermaine O'Neal defends during their NBA All-Star game at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, February 10, 2002. REUTERS/Joe Giza JP/ME
Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA All-Star East Squad (R) moves the ball against Steve Nash of the Dallas Mavericks of the West Squad in the 52nd annual NBA All-Star game played in Atlanta, February 9, 2003. The West beat the East in two overtimes, 155-145. REUTERS/Marc Serota GAC
Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference dunks during the first period of the 2004 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles February 15, 2004. REUTERS/Mike Blake RG/JDP
Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics (R) shoots over Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of the 54th NBA All-Star Game in Denver, February 20, 2005. REUTERS/John Gress JM
Eastern Conference forward Rasheed Wallace (R) fouls Western Conference forward Elton Brand (L) during second half action at the 55th NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas February 19, 2006. The East defeated the West 122-120. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal (R) dunks over Amare Stoudemire during the 2007 NBA All-Star basketball game in Las Vegas February 18, 2007 REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian/Pool (UNITED STATES)
All-Stars LeBron James (R) and Carmelo Anthony joke during the 2007 NBA All-Star basketball game in Las Vegas February 18, 2007 REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James dunks over Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki during the NBA All-Star basketball game in New Orleans, Louisiana February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gay/Pool (UNITED STATES)
Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard (R) goes up for a basket over Houston Rockets' Yao Ming (L) in the third quarter of the NBA All-Star basketball game in Phoenix, Arizona, February 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (L) and Phoenix Suns' Shaquille O'Neal (R) sit on the bench in the second quarter of the NBA All-Star basketball game in Phoenix, Arizona, February 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
East All-Star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (23) drives to the basket between West All-Stars Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks (41) and Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns (R) during the NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, Texas February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jed Jacobsohn/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
East All-Star Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors reacts after being fouled during the fourth quarter of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, Texas February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
West All Star Kevin Love (L) of the Minnesota Timberwolves and East All Star Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks watch the ball during the NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles, February 20, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
East All-Star Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat (L) battles West All-Star Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter of the NBA All-Star game in Orlando, Florida, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
East All-Star Carmelo Anthony (R) of the New York Knicks drives to the basket as West All-Star Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on during the NBA All-Star game in Orlando, Florida, February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
NBA All-Star Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers (3) goes to the basket past All-Star Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers (2) during the 2013 NBA All-Star basketball game in Houston, Texas, February 17, 2013. REUTERS/Ronald Martinez (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony (7) of the New York Knicks, forward LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat and forward Chris Bosh (1) of the Miami Heat talk before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference Kyrie Irving guard (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles away from Western Conference forward Kevin Love (42) of the Minnesota Timberwolves Western Conference forward Blake Griffin (32) of the Los Angeles Clippers and Western Conference guard James Harden (13) of the Houston Rockets during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
February 15, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Western Conference guard Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder (0) shoots the basketball against Eastern Conference guard Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls (21) during the second quarter of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Western Conference forward Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) shoots over Eastern Conference player Carmelo Anthony (7) in the first half of the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Feb 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Western Conference forward Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) reacts in the second half during the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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