NBA powerhouse Steph Curry shared successful a new Rolling Stone profile that his person Barack Obama sent him a “stern” email aft helium casually shared that helium thought the satellite landing was faked ― an aged but persistent conspiracy mentation among fringe science-deniers.
The scolding came aft the Golden State Warriors prima made the shocking remark connected the podcast “Winging It” successful 2018, saying “I don’t deliberation so” aft asking others connected the occurrence whether they thought the satellite landing was real. “Sorry, I don’t privation to commencement immoderate conspiracies,” helium continued.
Outrage rained down connected Curry, usually 1 of the NBA’s astir admired players. But it was the erstwhile president’s absorption that spurred him to undo immoderate harm he’d done, Curry said successful Monday’s profile.
“That night, I got an email,” helium said of the 2018 incident. “It was a beauteous stern, nonstop 1 from President Obama” telling him that the archetypal satellite landing successful 1969, similar each those that followed it, was unequivocally real. “You’ve got to do thing astir this,” Curry recalled Obama telling him.
The NBA prima responded by hosting a 15-minute speech with Scott Kelly, a retired Navy skipper and astronaut, for his 23 cardinal followers connected Instagram and partnering with the performance-wear institution Under Armour to plan a brace of sneakers emblazoned with craters and the American flag, which helium wore during a crippled earlier auctioning them disconnected to enactment STEM programs successful the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kelly was among those who had called retired the Warriors star, tweeting astatine him: “Steph, truthful overmuch respect for you, but regarding the satellite landing thing, let’s talk.”
While the satellite landing conspiracy mentation has mostly fallen retired of favour with conspiracy theorists, different anti-science claims astir vaccines and clime alteration are thriving among blimpish groups, posing contiguous threats to quality survival.
In the Rolling Stone profile, Curry explained that he’d been shown a video promoting the conspiracy mentation portion attending a Christian precocious schoolhouse ― a acquisition intended “to limb america for defending our religion arsenic we went into the world,” helium said.