Kyrie: Flat Earth Comments an Experiment, ‘exploitation Tactic'

Remember when Kyrie Irving said the Earth is flat?

Well, at Celtics Media Day on Monday, Kyrie spoke with Toucher and Rich of 98.5 The Sports Hub about his comments.

Was Kyrie trolling everybody?

"Look, look. Look. Look. Here it is. All I want to do is be able to have that open conversation," Kyrie started, but was stopped by laughter. "Listen to me. What it did was -- it was all an exploitation tactic. It literally (spun) the world -- your guys' world -- (spun) the world into a frenzy and it proved exactly what I thought it would do in terms of how all this works.

"It created a division -- stand up there and let all these people throw tomatoes at me -- or have somebody think that I'm somehow this different intellectual person because I believe that the world is flat and you think the world is round. It created exactly that.

"It did exactly that to where it became -- because I think different, does that ever knock my intellectual capacity or the fact that I can think different things than you can?"

So it was just an experiment?

"Absolutely," Kyrie said. "That was the intent behind it. Do your own research. Don't come to me and ask me ... at the end of the day, you're gonna feel and believe what you want to feel. But don't knock my life over here.

"Whenever I'm doing something, I know my intent behind it. And it exactly proved what I thought it would."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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