Wonder Woman is now the highest grossing female-directed movie at the box office and Gal Gadot — the actress who plays the titular character in the movie it's larger DC Extended Universe — has been getting major recognition.
Now, the Israeli actress has been drafted to a professional sports team. Wait, what? Yes, you heard that correctly — Gal Gadot has been drafted by the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters.
For their eleventh straight season, the Globetrotters hosted a draft to select the next members of their world-traveling team. Taking to social media, the Globetrotters and the Washington Generals — their social media — each choose six players.
Before we draw the cart before the horse, it should be known the draft is largely ceremonial. Out of the six players taken by the Globetrotters, three have collegiate basketball experience — Rodney Pryor (Georgetown), A.J. Merriweather (East Tennessee State), and Naz Mitrou-Long (Iowa State — while the other three are celebrities.
While Pryor, Merriweather, and Mitrou-Long very well could be joining the touring entertainment group, the Globetrotters have made it a point to tack on a few famous picks at the end of each of their drafts.
Who were the other two celebrities joining Gadot as members of the Harlem Globetrotters Class of 2017? New York Yankees stud Aaron Judge and multi-sport phenom Tim Tebow, you might have heard of them.
“The Globetrotters have always tried to be creative when it comes to our draftees,” Globetrotters coach Sweet Lou Dunbar reflected. “Having players who can electrify fans with high-flying ability is a tremendous trait, but they’ve got to go beyond that. Globetrotters need to be superstars off the court, as well, and we think we’ve scored a touchdown, hit a home run, and lassoed in the best in all those areas this year.”
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and is written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, and Zack Snyder. The film stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis (Etta Candy), Danny Huston, Ewen Bremmer, Doutzen Kroes, Samantha Jo (Euboea), Florence Kasumba (Senator Acantha), Said Taghmaoui, Eleanor Matsuura (Epione), Emily Carey (Young Diana), and Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe).