Richard Jefferson nods to Kyrie Irving with 'Flat World Champions' shirt

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/3523/" data-ylk="slk:Richard Jefferson">Richard Jefferson</a> watches <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/4840/" data-ylk="slk:Kyrie Irving">Kyrie Irving</a> soar high above a flat surface. (Getty Images)
Richard Jefferson watches Kyrie Irving soar high above a flat surface. (Getty Images)

The biggest story of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend was he believes Earth is flat (in addition to a bunch of other conspiracy theories), setting off consternation and bewildered laughter all over. It was later revealed that Kyrie was maybe-sorta making a different point and does not actually believe all globe-related science is a sham, but he didn’t exactly walk things back entirely. The story is not at the forefront of anyone’s mind with the trade deadline looming, but it could have staying power.

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Irving’s teammate Richard Jefferson apparently wants everyone to remember it, too. In a live Instagram video for his “Road Trippin'” podcast with Channing Frye (the same show where Irving made his statements), Jefferson broke out a fitting new shirt:

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The shirt was first released just a few days ago by Fresh Brewed Tees, the same Cleveland-centric brand that put out “shirts of J.R. Smith’s shirtless torso after the Cavs won the title in June. It’s a clever idea, and one that could catch on if Irving takes on a greater role in the Flat Earth Society.

We’ll see if Irving has anything more to say when he returns to a competitive NBA court Thursday to face the New York Knicks. Perhaps Carmelo Anthony and others have been working on their sphere-related trash talk.

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