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Friday, July 21, 2017

Kyrie Irving Wants to Create His Own Self Sustaining Community Because Life is Expensive

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Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving has admitted he wants to spend his NBA money on a "self-sustaining community."

Recently appearing on the Short Story Long podcast, Irving told host Chris Pfaff about his "big aspirations" for the next 20 years saying: "We're just working on a plan where, ultimately, we can accomplish that on a grander scale of a lot of acres, farmable land, and basically buy that land and start building our own damn community."

Apparently, Irving already has some unnamed people on board with his vision continuing, "We have some people, but we need more. We'll find each other in terms of how do you accomplish something like that, that you have a self-sustaining community that ultimately is all together."

Irving has a pretty simple explanation for the reason he wants to go off the grid and create his own version of paradise: life is just too expensive. During the podcast he went off on a tangent explaining all of the "unjustifiable" things one has to pay for:

"The fact that it costs a (lot) to be healthy.  The fact that it costs a whole bunch of money to get fresh, organic, free-range eggs. So you're telling me that these organic eggs... what's the difference? The quality of food and things in this crazy world. I always say it to my friend. The fact that you have to pay to play in this world is ridiculous. You really have to pay to play. You have to pay your phone bill. You have to pay for the spot that you're living in right now. You have to pay for your clothes. You have to pay for your hat. You have to pay for your shirt. And on top of that, you want to throw on some jewelry. And then there's a separate class that they've put us in because of money."
And with Irving's steady flow of income, perhaps he could easily finance this "community" himself. The basketball star currently has a five-year, $90 million contract with the Cavs and continues a successful partnership with Nike, debuting even more sweet kicks this summer.

If all of this feels a bit eccentric, it's not the first time Kyrie has said something a bit bizarre. He once admitted to believing the Earth is flat, only to later rebuke the claim. You can watch the full "self-sustaining" interview below:

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