Video Of The Harlem Globetrotters Getting Pope Francis To Spin A Basketball On His Finger Makes Me So Happy

The Harlem Globetrotters globe-trotted over to Italy and earned an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. It was as weird as you’d expect.

After presenting the Catholic Church’s spiritual leader with a jersey he’ll never, ever wear, the basketball-playing dudes basically bullied him into trying to spin a basketball on his finger.

Sadly, years and years of giving out sweeping blessings to throngs of believers has done precious little for the Pope’s ball-handling skills.

Look, I know some of you think he’s more than a man but he looked a bit like Michael J. Fox before he turned into Teen Wolf out there.

I guess it’s to be expected. The Church has a long history of not grasping how things spin right away. Just ask Galileo.

[H/T: Rome Reports]