Astronomers think a particular sentiment by one of the most popular athletes in the world was out of bounds.
Following Kyrie Irving’s out-of-this-world claim that the Earth is flat, which Irving has since apologized for, Steph Curry appears to be coming from an alternate universe as well when the Golden State Warriors playmaker suggested man never set foot on the moon.
Curry was on the “Winging It” podcast produced by the Ringer website when he made his thoughts known.
“We ever been to the moon?” he asked, to which others on the show agreed that the lunar landing never happened.
“They’re going to come get us,” the 2-time NBA MVP replied. “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”
For NASA, that assertion is one giant leap into the absurd.
A spokesman for the US space program and research agency said Curry is welcome to visit NASA headquarters to prove to arguably the league’s best shooter that he was off-target.
“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,” spokesman Allard Beutel said.
“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.”