Former Michigan State star Draymond Green is rarely afraid to say exactly what he thinks, and that openness led him to an interesting conversation at NBA All-Star Game practice.
Green was asked Saturday about Kyrie Irving’s scientifically false assertion that the Earth is flat — a claim Irving first made on teammate Channing Frye’s podcast and repeated Friday at All-Star Game Media Day — and the Golden State Warriors forward said he wasn’t ready to say what shape he thought the planet was.
“I don’t know,” Green said. “I haven’t done enough research. It may be flat.”
After a reporter alluded to Irving’s comment being “crazy,” Green said he “wouldn’t call it crazy.”
When the reporter then pointed out that there are photos of the round Earth, Green said, “Who’s to say that picture is telling the truth? I can make a round picture with my iPhone on the panorama camera and make it round.
“I’m not saying I think it’s flat or round. I don’t know. But it could be.”
Here’s a video of the exchange:
Uh oh: Draymond is a Flat Earth/Kyrie Truther. pic.twitter.com/icJThyG7hx
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) February 18, 2017
This isn’t the first time Green has espoused a flat-Earth conspiracy theory. Back in 2010, when he was a sophomore at Michigan State, Green tweeted about the subject:
@MizSuzie the world is flat fool
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) March 1, 2010
Green is a great basketball player, but he might want to leave astronomy to the astronomers.