The Pontiff joins Henry Kissinger and Scooby Doo on the list of the team’s most interesting team ups.
Screenshot from Reuters youtube video channel
Yesterday, our tree-hugging, pizza-loving, drone-having Pope added another notch to his blessed belt when he joined legendary clown princes of basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters, as an honorary member of the team. According to the Washington Post, the Globetrotters met Il Papa while playing in Italy, making a special appearance during the Pontiff’s general audience at St. Peter’s Square. Francis is only the ninth honorary Globetrotter in history, but not the first pope to receive the honor—John Paul II became an honorary member in 2000. Globetrotters “Hi-Lite” Bruton, “Ant” Atkinson, “Big Easy” Lofton and “Flight Time” Lang showed off their skills, helping the Pope spin a basketball on his finger and presenting him with a team jersey with the number 90. From the Post: