Stephen Curry to auction ‘Moon Landing’ Curry 6s for STEM causes
Stephen Curry’s feigned skepticism about whether humans ever landed on the moon — not to mention the backlash spawned by it — has inspired the Golden State superstar to create a lunar-themed version of his Curry 6.
Even better? Curry has organized an eBay auction where the special-edition sneakers will raise money for STEM causes.
The “Moon Landing” Curry 6s were hand-painted by sneaker artist Dan Gamache of Mache Customs feature several nods to NASA and space exploration, as noted by ESPN.
A gray, moon-rock textured graphic can be found along the upper, with a NASA logo icon along the toe tip and the agency’s color accents throughout. The stars and stripes of the American flag are each highlighted along the tongue tabs, honoring the USA’s distinction of being the only space agency to have completed a manned mission to the moon.
Curry donned the “Moon Landing” sneakers for Thursday’s game, which ironically came against the Houston Rockets.
NASA kicks— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) January 4, 2019
Stephen Curry is wearing “Moon Landing” sneakers against the Houston Rockets tonight.
The custom @UAbasketball Curry 6s will be auctioned off next week on eBay to benefit STEM Education programs for kids in the Bay Area:https://t.co/jypKNAQhvS
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🏀 @StephenCurry30 laces up his #NBAKicks tonight! #DubNation— NBA KICKS (@NBAKicks) January 4, 2019
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Curry made the arguably ill-conceived decision to jokingly espouse the conspiracy theory about how the moon landing was faked during a December appearance on a podcast.
Curry’s comments elicited a rebuttal from NASA and an invite to inspect evidence that documents lunar exploration, which Curry accepted.
Curry later broadcast a chat with retired astronaut and Scott Kelly on Instagram and also attempted to turn the situation into a teachable moment, telling kids to “do your homework and understand what you actually believe.”
The eBay auction of the “Moon Landing” Curry 6s, which runs from Jan. 6-13, involves a partnership between DonorsChoose.org and the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation. All proceeds will go to Bay Area STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs.