Watch New Celtic Grant Williams Rip Kyrie Irving For Flat-Earth Beliefs


Jun 20, 2019

Green Teamers are going to love Grant Williams.

The Boston Celtics drafted the Tennessee forward Thursday night with the 22nd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He’s not much of a weapon on offense (yet), but the 6-foot-8 Williams is a team-first, hard-working player who has a high basketball IQ and was one of the best defenders in the draft.

He also believes the Earth is round — because, you know, it is.

Williams’ mother, Teresa Johnson, is an engineer for NASA, and her knowledge of all-things space clearly has rubbed off on her son. Shortly after Williams was drafted, Stadium shared a clip of the North Carolina native calling out Kyrie Irving for his “not true” flat-Earth beliefs.

Take a look:

This is funny now, but should Irving ultimately elect to re-sign with Boston, things could get awkward.

The Celtics also drafted Indiana forward Romeo Langford with the No. 14 pick and completed a pair of trades near the bottom of the first round.

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