Has the Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry really questioned the moon landing?
Stephen Curry is widely known as one of the best players in the game right now, and is one of the most influential names in the game.
The Golden State Warriors superstar has revolutionized the game in his own way, urging basketball players to take on three-pointers way more often than they previously used to – and he is known for his incredible ability and talent on the court.
Off the basketball court, Curry is known for his inquisitive nature and his tendency to question things – and one of the most inquisitive things Curry has ever asked, even by his standards, is if men have indeed been on the moon. Yes, you heard it right – Steph Curry asked if humans have indeed been on the moon, and went on to say that in his opinion, he doesn’t think they have.
Speaking on the podcast “Winging It” hosted by NBA players Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore as well as Atlanta Hawks’ digital content coordinator in Annie Finberg in 2018, Curry became the centrepiece of a controversy. While they were talking about conspiracy theories, Curry randomly asked the others all of a sudden if they believed that humans have been on the moon.
To common surprise, Carter and Bazemore agreed with Curry when he said that he does not believe that Neil Armstrong really set foot on the moon in 1969. When Finberg questioned Curry about why he thinks so, Curry went on to say that he believes that the whole thing was shot by legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick – nobody actually has set foot on Earth’s only satellite.
What were the repercussions of Stephen Curry’s controversial statement on moon landing?
Naturally, when someone of Curry’s influence makes a statement like this, it was always bound to cause repercussions – and it did.
Responding to Curry’s claims, Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman offered Curry a visit to a NASA lunar laboratory. “We’d love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets,” said Beutel.
Beutel added: “We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”
Curry is yet to respond to Beutel’s invitation.