Daily Archives: July 9, 2010

John Gapper

The gulf between US and global sports than today, with the world looking forward to the World Cup football final between the Netherlands and Spain and the US obsessed with LeBron James move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat basketball team.

There are, of course, tussles between sports stars and their teams outside the US and there is anguish over the rise of individualism at the expense of national or team loyalty. Just ask the French football team or, to a lesser extent, the English one. Read more