Why Are Fans So Angry At Stephen Curry?

Typically we enjoy Stephen Curry. The basketball phenom keeps the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals constantly, he generally seems like a nice and decent human being, and he has some super adorable children. Unfortunately, it looks like Curry has put his foot in his mouth and as a result, many fans aren’t too pleased with him. Recently, Curry delighted everyone when he replied to a little girl named Riley who asked him why his basketball shoes didn’t include a line for girls. He graciously responded and corrected the error. Sadly, our delight in Curry couldn’t just continue to be great.

The 6′ 3″ shooter just revealed that he doesn’t think man has been to the moon.

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Stephen Curry | Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

A hoax moon landing

Though we’ve all see the footage of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon in 1969, and some of us have even seen Ryan Gosling play the famous astronaut in First Man based on Armstrong’s book. Curry must have been asleep during science class. The father of three recently revealed that he doesn’t believe man has ever been to the moon. The Golden State Warriors player was recently a guest on Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore’s Winging It podcast. Somehow they began discussing the moon. Curry asked, “We ever been to the moon?” The rest of the guys on he podcast responded, “Nope.” Curry then replied, “They’re gonna come get us. I don’t think so, either. Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”


NASA’s response

Curry’s remarks about the moon come just a week after NASA put the InSight lander on Mars some 300 million miles away. When NASA got wind of Curry’s comments they offered to show him proof the United States landed on the moon in 1969. Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman, told The New York Times, “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.”

It looks like Curry is open to learning more about the moon landing. After NASA’s response, he told The Athletic, “I’ve got a lot of interesting feedback from some ex-NASA astronauts that I’m planning on having a conversation with, So some good is going to come out of this, for sure.”

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Stephen Curry reacts during Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals. | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The NBA’s history with conspiracy theories

This isn’t the first time an NBA player has found himself caught up in conspiracy theories. Last year Boston Celtics player Kyrie Irving insisted that the earth was flat because apparently, he’d never seen a globe before in his entire life. After much outcry and looking on Al Gore’s internet, Irving retracted his statement.  He even had to go as far as to apologize to educators across the country who were having a difficult time teaching their students that the earth was round.

Let’s just hope Curry takes NASA’s teachings seriously.

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