Is Kyrie Irving Making Yet Another Flat-Earth Statement With New Nikes?

Throw away your books and throw away your pencils. Heck, throw away your entire education while you’re at it.

Because Kyrie Irving, thankfully, is here to teach us the ways of the universe.

The Boston Celtics guard recently revealed his new Kyrie 4 “confetti” Nikes alongside a woefully preachy message on Instagram. And Irving, whose flat-earth “beliefs” need no introduction at this point, appears to be making yet another pseudo-science statement with the new shoes.

The new kicks feature an “All Seeing Eye” icon behind the tongue — a move that, in all likelihood, is a clear nod to Irving’s flat-earth baloney.

We won’t go too far down the rabbit hole, but we’ll mention that Irving repeatedly has encouraged people to “do their own” research when it comes to “universal truths.” We’ll also let this quote from a recent interview with UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma speak for itself:

“Just when I started just seeing comments and things about just universal truths that I had known, I had questions,” Irving said on episode of Auriemma’s podcast. “I had questions. I don’t necessarily know. I won’t sit here and say that I know. But when I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth—there is not one picture of Earth.”

Listen, at the end of the day, Celtics fans only care about what Irving does on the court. And, considering he’s currently putting together an MVP-caliber season in Boston, it’s easy to forgive all of his wannabe-philosopher, law-of-attraction garbage.

Still, it’s pretty weird that Irving thinks a pair of “Monsters Inc.”-looking Nikes can work as a platform to spew a bunch of gobbledygook.

Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Images

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