TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many Honorary Harlem Globetrotters Are There?

April 23, 2013 – In 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
By PS

How many honorary Harlem Globetrotters are there?  

There are eight, including: 

  • Henry Kissinger (1976)  
  • Bob Hope (1977)  
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1989)  
  • Whoopi Goldberg (1990)  
  • Nelson Mandela (1996)  
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1999)  
  • Pope John Paul II (2000)  
  • Jesse Jackson (2001)  

 

In addition, Bill Cosby (in 1972) and Magic Johnson (in 2003) have been signed to $1-a-year lifetime contracts with the Globetrotters. Cosby’s was increased to $1.05 in 1986.

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