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Curry Joins NBA’s Flat Earth Society?

December 12th, 2018 · No Comments · Basketball, NBA

Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors standout, on Monday declared that no one has stepped on the moon, setting off a bit of agitation that one of the most prominent and successful players in the NBA would actually espouse that belief.

Curry’s ridiculous notion is just this side of the bat-sh*t-crazy position Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics took last year when he insisted that the Earth is flat — a notion found to be fiction oh, five centuries ago. Even if the proposition is still put forward by goofy people and groups like the International Flat Earth Research Society.

It makes a person almost cringe to think what a sadly misinformed athlete might come up with next week.

So, back to Curry.

He did a multi-person podcast on and … well, let’s allow the New York Times to lead us through the highlights:

“Curry [asked other guests] if they believed the United States had put a person on the moon.

“We ever been to the moon?” he asked.

The others, in unison, agreed that the answer was no.

Curry replied: “‘They’re going to come get us. Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies’.”

“[One of the podcast’s hosts] expressed some skepticism, asking Curry to clarify, and he said he did not believe the United States had landed on the moon, leading to a short discussion of some of the more popular conspiracy theories, including one asserting that the film director Stanley Kubrick had staged the entire thing.

“In fact, NASA landed humans on the moon six times from 1969 to 1972, putting a total of 12 astronauts on the lunar surface. It was the only space agency to pull off a piloted mission to the moon. … “Another piloted mission is being discussed, according to NASA, which defended its contention that men have, in fact, walked on the moon.”

“‘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 Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman. “‘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 far from being alone in expressing skepticism that the moon landing actually occurred, but NASA has worked hard to show through scientific evidence that it accomplished a feat that no other country could. And it is that competitive spirit among countries that the agency says should help confirm that it could not have faked the endeavor.

“There are answers to all the questions raised by the nonbelievers,” the agency says on its website, “but one of the strongest arguments is that all the Apollo missions were independently tracked by England and Russia (our allies and enemies), both of whom sent letters of congratulations after the moon landings. In the midst of a heated space race, the Russians would have called our bluff if the landings had not actually happened.”

Others were not so polite.

Michael Wilbon, and Tony Kornheiser, the voices of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”, took Curry to task.

Watch the video via this link .

Some have suggested that Curry was just looking to stir debate, but I did not get that from his remarks.

What it seemed like was the usual half-baked stuff from someone who apparently did not pay attention to science classes while they were in school. In Curry’s case, that would include three years at Davidson College, which has a good reputation.

But then, so dies Duke — where Kyrie Irving spent a year without learning the basics of how the solar system functions.



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