CURRY SAYS WAS JOKING ABOUT MOON LANDING NOT BEING REAL
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry said yesterday that he was joking when he said during a recent podcast that astronauts didn't really land on the moon. But he also said he'll accept an invitation NASA made for him to tour the lunar lab at the Johnson Space Center after reports circulated about his moon landing denial.
Curry told ESPN yesterday when asked about accepting NASA's invite, "One thousand percent. Obviously I was joking when I was talking on the podcast. [Then] I was silently protesting how stupid it was that people actually took that quote and made it law as, 'Oh my God, he's a fake-moon-landing truther,' whatever you want to call it, yada, yada, yada."
He said of going to NASA, "I am going to educate myself firsthand on everything that NASA has done and shine a light on their tremendous work over the years. And hopefully people understand that education is power, informing yourself is power. For kids out there that hang on every word that we say, which is important, understand that you should not believe something just because somebody says it. You should do your homework and understand what you actually believe."
In the initial incident, Curry was on The Ringer's Winging It podcast, and during lighthearted conversation with teammate Andre Iguodala, Atlanta Hawks players Vince Carter and Kent Bazemor, and co-host Annie Finberg, Curry said, "We ever been to the moon?" After several people said, "No," Curry answered, "They're going to come get us, I don't think so either. Sorry, I don't want to start conspiracies."