This week Curry joined a list of NBA players with questionable scientific theories, alongside Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore, and Andre Iguodala. During a conversation on the Ringer podcast “Winging It,” Curry raised his concerns.
"We ever been to the moon?” he asked, before being met with a resounding “no” from the other players. There’s some back and forth about various conspiracy theories, and someone mentions Stanley Kubrick, who some truthers believe filmed the moon landing.
"They're gonna come get us. I don't think so, either,” Curry says finally.
No word on who “they” are, but NASA is now responding to the random and unfounded claim by offering Curry a tour of their facility in Houston to prove the landing did take place.
"There's lots of evidence NASA landed 12 American astronauts on the Moon from 1969-1972. 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," NASA spokesman Allard Beutel said in a statement, per CNN. "We have hundreds of pounds of Moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see first-hand 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."
The players’ comments quickly reminded everyone of Kyrie Irving, who spent way too long trying to claim the earth was flat. Fortunately Irving later walked back his theory, but not until after science teachers started complaining about kids believing his nonsense.
"At the time, I just didn’t realize the effect and I was definitely at that time, like, ‘I’m a big conspiracy theorist," he said in October. "You can’t tell me anything.’ So, I’m sorry about all that, for all the science teachers. Everybody coming up to me like, ‘You know I gotta reteach my whole curriculum!’ I’m sorry. I apologize."
There’s no word on if Curry plans to accept NASA’s offer, but either way, he should definitely get on board with empirical facts.