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Kyrie Irving discusses society’s reaction to Steph Curry’s moon-landing comments

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Irving went in deep when discussing how society reacts to comments from athletes.

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BRIGHTON - Kyrie Irving’s flat-earth theory became headline news in 2017, and resulted in his apology this past October. Steph Curry recently made comments that suggested he didn’t believe that the 1969 moon landing actually occurred, causing another flood of conspiracy-related headlines.

On Tuesday at the Auerbach Center, Irving was asked about Curry’s comments, and his opinion on how society reacts to such quotes. The Boston Celtics point guard spoke extensively on the topic, sharing some interesting thoughts on how people react, treat others, and why they do so.

“We live in America, where people say shit all the time about one another, and it’s mean,” said Irving. “It’s bad, kids see it, like everyone gets a piece of it and then it’s the next story, the next thing that’s coming out of someone’s mouth. There’s world hunger going on. There’s political things going on. There’s so many higher things in the totem pole of society that matter to human beings, but hey, Steph Curry says he doesn’t believe in the moon (landing), it’s the thing all over. It’s on CNN and they say we’re just jocks, we’re just athletes. But it’s on your channel.”

“People are blatantly disrespectful now, like to people’s faces,” added Irving. “It’s ridiculous to treat another human being like that. People do it behind screens, people do it on their phones every single day. It’s something to learn as a human being how to treat and respect others.”

Listen to all of Irving’s comments following today’s practice below: