Los Angeles - Golden
State Warriors star Stephen Curry walked back his moon-walk scepticism
on Wednesday, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings
were a hoax.
"Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast," Curry
told ESPN on Wednesday, after his causal comments on the "Winging It"
podcast sparked stratospheric reactions.
"I was silently protesting how stupid it was that people actually
took that quote and made it law as, 'Oh my God, he's a fake-moon-landing
truther' whatever you want to call it, yada, yada, yada," Curry said.
While Curry professed surprise that anyone took his conspiracy theory
comments seriously, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player said he will
be happy to accept an invitation from NASA to tour the agency's
facilities, including the lunar lab at the Johnson Space Centre in
"One thousand percent," he said of accepting the offer. "I am
definitely going to take (NASA) up on their offer. I am going to educate
myself first hand on everything that NASA has done and shine a light on
their tremendous work over the years.
"And hopefully people understand that education is power, informing
yourself is power. For kids out there that hang on every word that we
say, understand that you should not believe something just because
somebody says it. You should do your homework and understand what you
Curry said he was surprised by the reaction to his remarks, made in
casual conversation with teammate Andre Iguodala, Atlanta Hawks player
Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore and co-host Annie Finberg - the topics
ranging from dinosaurs to golf clubs.
"We ever been to the moon?" Curry asked, with several fellow guests answering "no".
"They're going to come get us, I don't think so either," Curry said, then added: "Sorry, I don't want to start conspiracies."