Charlotte Hornets Frank Kaminsky carries baby down 40 stories during high-rise evacuation

When a bomb threat forced the evacuation of his high-rise building on Thursday, Charlotte Hornets center Frank Kaminsky quickly found himself serving as a good Samaritan. Kaminsky had settled in after practice to play Fortnight and snack on some Cheez-Its, when he suddenly had to change his plans after fire alarms sounded and residents of the … Continue reading “Charlotte Hornets Frank Kaminsky carries baby down 40 stories during high-rise evacuation”

When a bomb threat forced the evacuation of his high-rise building on Thursday, Charlotte Hornets center Frank Kaminsky quickly found himself serving as a good Samaritan.

Kaminsky had settled in after practice to play Fortnight and snack on some Cheez-Its, when he suddenly had to change his plans after fire alarms sounded and residents of the Charlotte building were told they have to leave.

Forced to walk down 49 floors after elevators were shut off, Kaminsky came across some neighbors in need of help after beginning his trek.

“About three stories down, there was a lady with a baby and a dog and a couple of other things she had to carry, so I just helped her carry the baby," he told the Charlotte Observer on Friday.

The bomb threat to his building was one of many in Charlotte and across the nation on Thursday that were not credible, but forced many people to evacuate while police investigated the situation.

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The 6-foot, 11-inch center told the Observer he's just "a good Samaritan," and said the entire situation dragged out when residents had to wait for the building's elevators to be reactivated.

“I’m not walking back up 49 floors,” Kaminsky told the paper. “That’s just not a thing that’s going to happen.”

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Steph Curry’s bizarre US moon landing comments spark flood of hilarious Twitter questions

NBA star Steph Curry has been over the moon after winning each of his three championships — and, to him, that's closer to the lunar surface than anyone else has gotten.

Curry claims he doesn't want to "start conspiracies" but his loony lunar doubts about the U.S. moon landings is one giant leap too far for many fans, who questioned if the statement was a publicity stunt and peppered the Golden State Warriors' point guard with plenty of probing questions Tuesday.

A day earlier, speaking as a guest on the "Winging It" podcast, Curry asked hosts Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore and Annie Finberg, as well as his teammate Andre Iguodala, whether they believed man ever truly made it to the moon. When the group voiced skepticism about moon missions — despite NASA's insurmountable proof — Curry agreed and jokingly added, "They're going to come get us."

On Tuesday afternoon, Curry retweeted an article about his denial of the moon landings, sharing an emoji wearing a pair of shades.

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NASA even invited Curry to take a tour of one of its lunar labs, which contains hundreds of pounds of moon rocks and information about the Apollo moon missions.

"There's lots of evidence NASA landed 12 American astronauts on the moon from 1969-1972. We'd love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets," NASA spokesman Allard Beutel told Space.com.

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly even requested a "talk" with Curry, inviting the player to direct message him on Twitter.

Curry hasn't expounded on his initial remarks, but he did host a Twitter Q&A about his new shoes Tuesday night — and the conversation was "out of this world," with many fans flooding the star's feed with hilarious moon-related questions.

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"#AskSteph Will there be a moon pair of the Curry 6's??" one Twitter user asked.

"#AskSteph are the Curry 6 built to walk on the moon? will u be the 1st to walk on the moon with the Curry 6?" another joked.

"I heard the first human footsteps on the moon were taken in Curry 6's can you confirm #AskSteph," one Twitter user pondered.

"Will you send the 6 to the Moon #AskSteph," a man prodded.

Curry, however, seemed to sidestep all of the space-related questions. Instead, he focused on inquiries about the design of his new shoe and one of his greatest achievements on the basketball court.

It's unclear whether Curry will ever clarify his position on U.S. moon landings, but he did promise another Q&A "soon," giving fans another opportunity to get a response.

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Steph Curry says he was ‘joking’ when he questioned moon landing, will visit NASA

NBA star Steph Curry told ESPN Wednesday he was "joking" earlier this week when he said he did not think humans had ever landed on the moon — and he revealed he'd accept an invitation from NASA to visit lunar artifacts at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Curry kicked off the controversy earlier this week when he appeared on a podcast called "Winging It" with fellow NBA veterans Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore, as well as Curry's Golden State Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala. At one point in the free-flowing conversation, Curry asked the group: "We ever been to the moon?" After the others responded no, Curry said: "They're going to come get us, I don't think so either. Sorry, I don't want to start conspiracies."

"Obviously I was joking when I was talking on the podcast," Curry told ESPN, adding that his public silence was "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."

The comments quickly went viral and sparked a furor on social media, with many criticizing the two-time NBA MVP for doubting the moon landing. Curry did not comment publicly about his statements until Wednesday, intensifying the focus on him. NASA spokesman Allard Beutel publicly invited Curry to visit the Johnson Space Center in Houston, "perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets.

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"We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control," Beutel said. "During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay."

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Curry told ESPN he "definitely" would take Beutel and NASA up on their offer.

"I am going to educate myself firsthand on everything that NASA has done and shine a light on their tremendous work over the years," he said. "And hopefully people understand that education is power, informing yourself is power. 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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"But I'm going to go to NASA and I'm going to enjoy the experience wholeheartedly."

However, Curry's trip to Mission Control may have to wait for a few months. Golden State isn't scheduled to visit Houston until March 13.

Steph Curry says he doesn’t believe in US moon landings: report

He's been known to take long-distance shots, but this one might be the farthest out there.

NBA superstar Stephen Curry said he does not believe the U.S. landed on the moon, according to a podcast Monday.

The Golden State Warriors guard made the comments when he was a guest on the "Winging It" podcast, according to The New York Times.

Curry asked one of the hosts if he believed that the U.S. landed on the moon. When the host said no, Curry agreed, but said he didn't want to "start conspiracies."

Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. Conspiracy theories have continued to pop up since man first walked on the moon on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to ever set foot on the lunar surface.

A proposed Russian mission to the moon will apparently include a task to verify that the American moon landings were actually real, a top Russian space official joked last month.

Later on in the podcast, another host said "do the research on Stanley Kubrick," referring to a story that the involved NASA hiring the famous director to stage and film the Apollo and 12 moon landings, but there is no evidence for this theory, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

NASA, upon hearing Curry's doubts, has invited the star point guard to tour their lab, the report said. NASA landed on the moon six times between 1969 to 1972, becoming the only space agency to accomplish a manned moon mission, The Times reported.

"We'd love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets," said Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman. “We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”

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Khloe Kardashian defends Kendall Jenner booing Tristan Thompson

Khloe Kardashian doesn’t mind Kendall Jenner booing her boyfriend Tristan Thompson.

Kardashian defended her sister over the weekend after Jenner was caught booing Thompson during Friday night’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers. Jenner was seen courtside at the game joining chants of “Boo, Tristan!” while the Cleveland Cavaliers player was at the free-throw line.

The 23-year-old model was at the game rooting for her on-again, off-again boyfriend Ben Simmons, who plays for the 76ers.

A user tweeted at Kardashian on Saturday saying she was confused about the reality star’s feelings toward Thompson after the cheating scandal.

“I’m confused by @khloekardashian’s tweets. One minute she’s calling TT [Tristan Thompson] out, then she’s defending being in his life, then she’s laughing at her sisters heckling him. I just wanna know where we stand Koko so I know how to feel!” the fan tweeted.

Kardashian responded, “What he did was f—ed up and disgusting. What you’re watching is over seven months old. We have gone through countless hours of help. My sister was watching HER man [Simmons] Play against my man [Thompson]… So of course she’s going to heckle the opposing team. Why are you confused?”

The “Good American” founder also tweeted about Jenner’s booing on Friday.

“Look at my baby heckler,” Kardashian tweeted along with an Instagram video. “I’m dying, look at Kenny trying to heckle on the low-low! #ItDidntWork.”

A tense moment between Simmons and Thompson also occurred during the game. Simmons was caught giving the middle finger to Thompson who appeared to be taunting the 76ers player. Thompson later said on Twitter that Simmons was his “bro.”

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam