If the World Cup came down to the amount of Twitter followers teams have, it would be, well, a lot like the actual World Cup. Players from the United States and Spain, the prohibitive favorites to reach the final in Madrid on September 14, have a bigger following than the rest of the World Cup squads combined. Actually, Twitter veteran Pau Gasol alone has collected more followers than 20 of the World Cup teams put together.
The new Bulls forward is the most popular World Cup player on Twitter, followed by Rockets guard James Harden and former MVP Derrick Rose. Real Madrid swingman Rudy Fernandez is the lone non-NBA player in the Top 15.