Fans were shocked to hear Stephen Curry make a statement, calling out the legitimacy of the moon landing. As we all know, NASA sent astronauts to the moon many years ago and Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. This happened all the way back in 1969.
Over the years several conspiracy theorists have claimed that the moon-landing operation was fake and never really happened. Some theorized that it was made up to dishearten other competing nations and others thought this was simply a scam to trick the public into investing more in space exploration.
The GSW superstar appeared on “Winging it” with Kent Bazemore, a former NBA player who was last with the Los Angeles Lakers. He questioned history on the podcast and NASA even responded to it. Let us take a look at what happened.
Stephen Curry later clarified that he was joking about questioning NASA’s moon-landing
Perhaps sometimes people say things that shouldn’t be taken very seriously. The 4x champion made a statement that he later claimed that all of this was simply a joke. We should wonder if he is telling the truth, or where his mind was when he initially made the statement.
“We ever been to the moon? (Everyone responds, “Nope). They’re gonna come get us. I don’t think so, either.”
The moon landing is arguably one of the greatest achievements for humanity. However, there is certainly a fair share of conspiracy theorists who have even argued that the photos looked fake. In any case, NASA seized the moment and made Curry an offer to visit their station in Houston.
Stephen Curry’s moon landing take really, really aggravated @RobinLundberg. pic.twitter.com/Pb6TYIfZOB
— SI Podcasts (@Podcasts_SI) December 11, 2018
That was when he retracted his statement. After all, sounding like a conspiracy theorist makes an NBA superstar look eccentric as we have seen with Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving. While he took back what he said, his immediate explanation didn’t really make much sense.
“Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast. 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. So I was silently protesting that part about it, how the story took a life of its own.”
The rich privileged @StephenCurry30 opines on @realDonaldTrump’s “long standing racism,” but believes the moon landing NEVER happened.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) December 13, 2018
As fans can tell, Curry is claiming that he is silently protesting how people took random quotes he said seriously. However, since he is an NBA player with great reach and influence, his bizarre takes on subjects will be revealed to a very large base of fans and critics alike.
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