NASA Responds After Stephen Curry Reveals That He Doesn’t Believe We’ve Actually Been To The Moon

Dear NBA,

What is going on with you and the conspiracy theories lately? Why is it suddenly fashionable for your players to be flat-Earthers or believe that aliens created humanity or that Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster totally went to prom together? We want to blame players like Kyrie Irving and Vince Carter, but the truth is the NBA has kind of always attracted conspiracy attention. Does anyone remember the theory that a pizza place once poisoned Michael Jordan on purpose?

Yeah, that was a thing.

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Now we’ve got Steph Curry on our hands. The Golden State Warriors player thinks Stanley Kubrick likely staged the entire moon landing and it never actually happened. Curry, his teammate Andre Iguodala and two Atlanta players were all sitting around chatting on the Winging It podcast. They had been talking about dinosaur noises when the topic suddenly switched to the moon landing. Curry asked the group if we had ever landed on the moon, and they unanimously agreed NO.

The group threw a few theories out there about what actually happened, including that famed director Stanley Kubrick staged the whole thing. The host seemed skeptical, but this isn’t the first time NBA players have thrown space-related conspiracy theories out there. Kyrie Irving believes that the planet is really flat and we are all being lied to.

NASA has had it with the conspiracies, people. They caught wind of the interview and their spokesperson sat down to talk with the New York Times about it. They extended an invitation to Curry: If he had doubts about the moon landing, he should come on over and they can prove it to him.

“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.”

Twitter seems to think maybe he should take them up on that offer. 

We don’t know for sure whether Curry was joking or not, so we remain hopeful that we’re all just being trolled here.

H/T: Mashable, UpRoxx, Twitter