Somebody needs to tell Steph Curry that repeated viewings of Space Jam does mean you’re a qualified space expert. It means you’re a qualified Space Jam expert, and those are two very different things. According to ESPN, Steph and fellow NBA persons Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore, don’t believe the moon landing ever happened. But Bugs Bunny dunking on Michael Jordan is totally believable.
Steph and the rest of the NBA Science Who Needs It? Club (their faculty advisor is Flat Earther Shaquille O’Neal) appeared on the Winging It podcast and Steph posed the question: “We ever been to the moon?”. Vince and Kent responded “nope” to which Steph said “They’re gonna come get us. I don’t think so, either. Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies”. Apparently, the topic was then abandoned with nobody caring to elaborate on this position. Well I, for one, would like hear this debate. Let’s hash this out, fellas!
Steph says he’s gotten some push back from a couple of nerds and he’s willing to hear them out before making a judgment on the events that may, or may not have, occurred in July of 1969.
Steph, so much respect for you, but re the moon landing thing, let’s talk. DM me. https://t.co/BXYxPF4zz1
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) December 11, 2018
Steph seems like he’s willing to keep an open mind about it. He responded to the feedback by saying:
“I’ve got a lot of interesting feedback from some ex-NASA astronauts that I’m planning on having a conversation with,” Curry told reporters, according to The Athletic. “So some good is going to come out of this, for sure.”
And if Steph can’t be convinced by mere words and needs more tactile proof, NASA personally invited him to come on down to Houston next time he’s in town.
“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,” Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman, told The New York Times. “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.”
The next Warriors at Rockets game is scheduled for March 13 which should give them just enough time to rebuild the sets and sound stages. It takes a lot of time and manpower to carve all that cheese into a reasonable facsimile of the “moon”, but at this stage they really have to stick to their story. Otherwise, all is chaos. At least in theory.
Phew, I made it through a post about sports and science, my two worst Trivial Pursuit categories! Where’s my SAG nomination?