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Kyrie Irving, Nike double down on spreading flat-Earth ignorance
Yahoo! ^ | 01/03/18 | Jason Owens

Posted on 01/03/2018 8:41:16 AM PST by Simon Green

Kyrie Irving appears to seriously believe the world is flat. Or if he doesn’t, he takes some sort of twisted joy in pretending that he does.

And now he has Nike on board, spreading ignorance to impressionable youth. First, Nike gave him a flat-Earth cameo in this Christmas day commercial promoting his new kicks.

Now there’s this monstrosity on display at Boston’s “Sneakeasy” sneaker event.

That is a Kyrie 4 hovering over some sort of Nike-sanctioned display purportedly explaining Irving’s nonsense theory. Feel free to reach your own interpretation.

Surely, Nike sees this as all fun and games and an opportunity to cash in on an Internet meme.

But spreading ignorance is not OK. There’s entirely too much misinformation available in this world as is.

Marketing shoes to a largely young target demographic with false science as a hook is not clever or funny. It’s irresponsible.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: blackkk; blm; kyrieirving; nike

1 posted on 01/03/2018 8:41:16 AM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

If you think the earth is flat - you deserve to think the earth is flat...


2 posted on 01/03/2018 8:43:40 AM PST by Gman
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To: Simon Green

I honestly think the whole flat earth thing is an experiment to prove the “dangerous” power of the internet to convince people of things that are false.

The results can then be used to “police” what people are allowed to say on the internet, for the “good” of our civilization.


3 posted on 01/03/2018 8:44:29 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: Simon Green

I recall Joe Rogan was pushing this on his youtube show. He may have backed off, I’m not sure. Where, though, did this nonsense come from?


4 posted on 01/03/2018 8:46:00 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Simon Green

Kyrie is playing everyone for publicity. Some are apparently very willing to go along.


5 posted on 01/03/2018 8:51:20 AM PST by gdani (I disowned the GOP before disowning them was cool....)
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To: Simon Green

If he is stupid enough to believe the earth is flat, then how did he get into Duke???

Oh, yeah...He played basketball for Coach K...

That says enough....


6 posted on 01/03/2018 8:51:45 AM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Simon Green

Everybody chill; this is harmless.


7 posted on 01/03/2018 8:52:13 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Headline: Muslims Fear Backlash from Tomorrow's Terror Attack - Mark Steyn)
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To: Simon Green
It's not?


8 posted on 01/03/2018 8:52:35 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Huh? I was told ... authoritatively ... RIGHT HERE ON THIS FORUM ... that it was turtles all the way down.

Now you want me to believe it’s only one turtle?

Hah! You can’t fool ME!


9 posted on 01/03/2018 8:54:25 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: gdani

> Kyrie is playing everyone for publicity. <

“There is no such thing as bad publicity.”
P. T. Barnum


10 posted on 01/03/2018 8:55:40 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: NorthMountain
Hah! You can’t fool ME!

... there ain't no Sanity Clause!

11 posted on 01/03/2018 8:58:03 AM PST by BlueLancer (Black Rifle Coffee - Freedom, guns, tits, bacon, and booze!)
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To: Simon Green

The earth is not flat, but I don’t care if these people do.


12 posted on 01/03/2018 8:59:23 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: circlecity

It’s an example of Sophistry, the ancient Greek practice of arguing an erroneous position, merely for the sake of displaying how skilled one is at arguing.

Zeno did it in the famous Zeno’s Paradox.


13 posted on 01/03/2018 8:59:44 AM PST by babble-on
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To: GreenLanternCorps

That’s the ticket! A giant turtle and elephants.
Any stoop knows that if the world was round, all the water would slide off


14 posted on 01/03/2018 9:00:49 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all white armed conservatives)
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To: Simon Green

He is a jock

he is ignorant by definition


15 posted on 01/03/2018 9:00:58 AM PST by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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To: Simon Green

Gee, are these folks Democrat voters, or Republican voters?


16 posted on 01/03/2018 9:13:09 AM PST by simpson96
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To: Gman

“If you think the earth is flat - you deserve to think the earth is flat...”. That is the quotation of the day!

Around these parts we had a radio promo for “Plummet Mall”. The radio ads were part of a campaign to build awareness and buzz about a subterranean mall.

“the best value in town is a hole in the ground.”

“...built straight down – underground” where “continuously moving walkways and spiral escalators take you conveniently from value to value.”

But we didn’t have a concern troll like the article’s author. What a sanctimonious @$$. So we had a good laugh.


17 posted on 01/03/2018 9:22:52 AM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Gman

I know it’s round. Been up high enough in an F4 to see the curvature.


18 posted on 01/03/2018 12:56:39 PM PST by .44 Special (Tiamid Buarsh)
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