NBA superstar Steph Curry recently said that he doesn't necessarily believe that man landed on the moon in 1969 — but then NASA hit back with an offer to show him some rock-solid evidence.
Good grief. What did he say?
On Monday, the New York Times reported that Curry, who plays for the two-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors, is skeptical of astronaut Neil Armstrong's iconic moonwalk in 1969.
The outlet, which reported Curry's remarks from a recent podcast, wrote that during the podcast Curry asked two other people on the show whether they believed that the U.S. had put a man on the moon.
“We ever been to the moon?" Curry asked. According to the Times, others on the show "agreed that the answer was no."
“They're going to come get us," Curry responded. “Sorry, I don't want to start conspiracies."
Another host on the podcast pressed Curry even further.
"You don't think so?" the host asked.
Curry answered, "Nuh uh."
According to the Times' Benjamin Hoffman, the host then "expressed some skepticism, asking Curry to clarify, and [Curry] said he did not believe the United States had landed on the moon."
This, according to Hoffman, led to a discussion of some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the moon landing, "including one asserting that the film director Stanley Kubrick had staged the entire thing."
So what did NASA say in response to Curry's comments?
In a statement obtained by the outlet, a spokesperson for NASA said:
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.
A spokesperson also told TMZ that there's plenty of evidence at the space center on which Curry can perhaps lay his hands.
The spokesperson said, "There's lots of evidence NASA landed 12 American astronauts on the Moon from 1969–1972."