ADD Danny Ainge to the flat Earth movement.
After a masterful performance by Kyrie Irving kept the Boston Celtics streak alive, team president Ainge went on Twitter Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) to express his all-out support for the Celtics guard, to the point of conceding to the possibility of Irving’s controversial flat earth stance.
Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime, shooting 16-of-22 overall and knocking down five triples to lead the Celtics to their 16th straight win with a 110-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
“Maybe the world is flat,” Ainge tweeted, in reference to Irving’s belief that the earth was flat.
The new Celtics star first expressed his belief in a podcast earlier this year, a claim he has repeatedly stood by back in the All-Star Game and in interviews before the season started.
However, in an interview with Rich Shertenleib and Jon Wallach of the Toucher & Rich radio show in Boston during media day, Irving admitted that he was merely trolling with all the talk about the world being flat.
“It was all an exploitation tactic. It literally spun the world — your guy’s world — it spun it into a frenzy and proved exactly what I thought it would do in terms of how all this works. It created a division, or, literally stand up there and let all these people throw tomatoes at me, or have somebody think I’m somehow a different intellectual person because I believe that the earth is flat and you think the world is round. It created exactly that,” he said.
Trolling or not, what’s certain is that Irving and Celtics are sitting pretty on top of the NBA world, regardless if it’s flat or round.