Kyrie Irving has apologized to science teachers for his "flat-Earth" comments made last year.
It looks like Kyrie Irving has finally accepted the scientific fact that the world is indeed round. On Monday, the Celtics guard participated in a public interview at the Forbes’ Under 30 Summit in Boston, where he was asked further about his flat-earth comments.
Irving explained he was big into conspiracy theories in February of last year when he made his comments, and the attention he received made him realize the "power of voice."
"Hopefully after this I'm done answering this question," Irving started off by telling his interviewer. "At the time, I was huge into conspiracies, and everybody’s been there. Everybody’s been there. Like, ‘Yooo, what’s going on with our world?’ You know, you click the YouTube click and it’s like, how deep the rabbithole goes."
In addition to saying he wasted too much time on YouTube, he also offered an apology to all the science teachers out there who implied to him that the airing of his opinion is making kids dumber.
"At the time, I just didn’t realize the effect and I was definitely at that time, like, ‘I’m a big conspiracy theorist," he said. "You can’t tell me anything.’ So, I’m sorry about all that, for all the science teachers. Everybody coming up to me like, ‘You know I gotta reteach my whole curriculum!’ I’m sorry. I apologize.”
Check out Kyrie’s response & apology (below) and sound off in the comments.