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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Stephen Curry was ‘one thousand percent’ joking with moon landing comments

Stephen Curry

Yes, it turns out Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry wasn’t being sincere with his recent moon landing skepticism.

Curry admitted that he was “one thousand percent” joking when he expressed skepticism that the moon landing had ever happened. The quote, which was said while Curry was talking about conspiracy theories during a podcast from The Ringer, quickly went viral, culminating in an invitation from NASA to visit the lunar lab in Houston.

“One thousand percent,” Curry said Wednesday, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “One thousand percent. 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.”

Curry cautioned against believing everything you hear just because a celebrity said it, and added that he fully intends to take NASA up on its offer.

“I am definitely going to take [NASA] up on their offer,” Curry said. “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.”

This sort of thing seems to be a running gag among NBA players. Given the reaction that Kyrie Irving got with similar comments, Curry probably shouldn’t have been surprised that his words went viral.

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