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A pair of game-worn Under Armour Curry 6s with images of the moon on them sold for $58,100 on eBay Sunday.
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wore the kicks during a Jan.3 game against the Houston Rockets, a few weeks after he lit the internet on fire by suggesting during an episode of The Ringer’s “Winging It” podcast that the moon landing was staged.
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Curry later said he was joking, and offered to auction off the “Moon Landing” shoes with the proceeds going toward science, technology, engineering and math initiatives at Bay Area schools.
Former ESPN reporter Darren Rovell reported that the winning bid for the shoes was $58,100.
Non-profit organization DonorsChoose will facilitate the donations.
NASA offered to give Curry a tour one of its lunar labs, and the Warriors star said he hopes to become an advocate for educational initiatives.
“Hopefully people understand that education is power, informing yourself is power,” Curry said. “For kids out there that hang on every word that we say, which is important, understand that you should not believe something just because somebody says it. You should do your homework and understand what you actually believe.”
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