In many ways, this is Steph Curry’s world, and we are all just lucky enough to be alive during this time. The Golden State Warriors superstar guard is a maestro on the court, pretty solid on television game shows, and even became an amateur tattoo artist this season.
His latest take, however, has stirred the pot so much that NASA decided to get involved. That’s right. Wardell Stephen Curry, the 30-year-old two-time NBA MVP and three-time NBA champion, has the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ready to prove him wrong.
During The Ringer’s “Winging It” podcast, which is hosted by Atlanta Hawks teammates Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore, as well as the team’s digital content coordinator Annie Finberg, Curry and his Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala joined the show the talk about a wide range of topics.
Among them, Curry throws the ultimate curveball and tossed out a question that was practically from outer space.
“We ever been to the moon?” Curry asked.
“Nope,” the rest responded.
“They’re gonna come get us. I don’t think so, either,” Curry added.
Look, we survived Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving’s hot take of the Earth being flat, which he has recently retracted, but for Curry, the 6-foot-3 point guard and one of the game’s generational stars, to say man has never been to the moon is downright crazy.
It really irked some people, too.
It doesn’t just start and end with one man’s opinion. There are countless numbers of people who have decided to go bonkers on social media over this.
That’s when NASA got involved, releasing a statement to invite Curry to see proof that the United States has landed humans on the moon on more than one occasion.
“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. 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.” — NASA Spokesman Allard Beutel
Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, and this is definitely one of Curry’s.
Just go ahead and circle March 13 on the calendar. That’s when the defending champion Warriors will be at Houston’s Toyota Center to play the Rockets. Perhaps Curry and some other NBA players will get a tour of the space agency.