This teacher’s trick caught the Harlem Globetrotters’ attention

It can take a lot for a teacher to impress a room full of jaded students, but this one just might have what it takes.

 

Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Nov 6, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 2:33 am CDT

It can take a lot for a teacher to impress a room full of jaded students, but this one just might have what it takes.

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While grading papers, a physics and astronomy teacher shows his students his take on the ball spin. The trick of spinning a basketball on one finger is easy enough to learn if you have the patience for it, but no one ever covered the possibility of spinning the ball on a writing utensil—and then continuing to write with it.

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But one basketball team known for its tricks on the court was left wanting more.

“We’ve got to admit, we’re impressed,” the Harlem Globetrotters wrote. “Got a proposition for you… You agree to teach us that trick and we’ll teach you a few of our own.”

Not a bad deal. Between their skill on the court and his physics expertise, we think they’d make a pretty good team.

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Update: The Globetrotters told the Daily Dot that the teacher has agreed to their deal. They’ve already made this video together:

Photo via Drew Coffman/Flickr

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*First Published: Nov 6, 2013, 10:56 am CST