Is basketball the new football/soccer?

There are basketball clubs in every major continent, you can't say that about American football or even baseball. There's even a FIBA World Cup in addition to the Olympic competition. The video game NBA 2k outsold Madden NFL because basketball has a bigger following than American football. Soccer might be... show more There are basketball clubs in every major continent, you can't say that about American football or even baseball. There's even a FIBA World Cup in addition to the Olympic competition. The video game NBA 2k outsold Madden NFL because basketball has a bigger following than American football.

Soccer might be more popular overall, but since America doesn't care about soccer, is basketball the most popular sport all over the world?
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