I find it very interesting to see what sports celebrities and politicians play. For instance, I think it’s pretty cool that Barack Obama likes to play hoops. You never know what sport might turn up. John Kerry windsurfs, Garth Brooks plays baseball, Ryan Howard bowls, Charles Barkley attempts to golf, Brad Pitt is rumored to be a tennis player.
Recently I found out that Bill Cosby has been under contract for the Harlem Globetrotters (an exhibition basketball team) for the past 36 years. He earned $1 per year for the first 14 years, but then received a raise to his current annual salary of $1.05.
Now that’s not the most interesting thing about the Globetrotters’ roster. In 2000 Pope John Paul II was named an honorary Globetrotter. Evidently his Holiness could bring it on the court. Additional honorary Globetrotters include Nelson Mandela, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Hope, and Jesse Jackson.PG – Pope John Paul II SG – Bill Cosby SF – Whoopi Goldberg PF – Bob Hope C – Jesse Jackson 6th Man – Nelson Mandela
If you put that team on the court I’d pay $500 for a ticket.