I had to laugh recently when NBA star Stephon Curry announced that he didn't believe that man's landing on the moon in 1969 was real. As Steph probably thought when he made that statement, folks took it hook, line and sinker. After a few days of laughing, Curry admitted that the whole thing was a joke, especially after NASA invited him to tour the Moon Landing exhibit in Houston to prove that Alan Shepard actually took those steps for mankind back in July of 1969.
The comments made by Curry came on a podcast that he was a guest on and it reminded me of Kyrie Irving's theory that the earth was flat before apologizing to science teachers back in October.
You would think that Steph Curry would know better. After all, he has a degree from Davidson College which has a strong academic background. He does know better because he has already stated the whole thing was a joke.
Through the years people have amazed me when they mention that the lunar landing was fake. I was a recent high school graduate when the landing took place in the wee hours of the morning on July 20, 1969. I was spending a few days at my grandparents house in Waverly, Tennessee and while my grandmother decided that getting into bed was more important than watching history unfold, I remained glued to the television and watched the whole thing. It was actually a few days later that I finally realized just how important that event was, even though a lot of people to this day don't believe it ever happened.
There are always skeptics in life who will swear that certain things actually didn't happen. There is an old joke that some people think the moon landing was fake and pro wrestling is real. There are clubs and organizations that are built around non-belief of the lunar landing, or that the earth is flat. These people actually spend time and money to promote their ideas, which makes me think these folks need something worthwhile to do with their lives.
Steph Curry has gotten a big laugh out of his recent attack on NASA. He actually plans to tour the Lunar Lab in Houston. I have no problem at all with Curry. I always thought he was a very bright young man and he is currently my favorite NBA player. But his attempts at humor need some work. There are actually folks out there who will believe anything, except of course the moon landing.
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Randy Smith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org