Kyrie Irving apologized for saying that the Earth is flat back in 2017 explaining he did not realize the effect of his comment.
Per ESPN, The Boston Celtics point guard, speaking at Forbes' Under 30 Summit in Boston, was asked at the conference to state once and for all which side he is on in the "debate" over the Earth's shape.
"Even if you believe in that, don't come out and say that stuff. That's for intimate conversations because perception and how you're received, it changes. I'm actually a smart-ass individual," he said.
Irving said he also didn't understand the impact his comments would have on others.
"At the time I didn't realize the effect. I was definitely at that time, 'I'm a big conspiracy theorist. You can't tell me anything.' I'm sorry about all that. For all the science teachers, everybody coming up to me like, 'You know I have to reteach my whole curriculum!' I'm sorry. I apologize. I apologize," he said.