Sporting Life: In a time of suffering, stars must think of wider team

The team is more than the athlete, the coach and an ugly mascot, it's a sum of more diverse parts than you normally pause to calculate, it's speckled with more personnel than you possibly ever noticed.

The team is the security guard at the turnstile, the locker room assistant and the woman selling hot dogs with a tired smile. It's the people who drive the team bus and repaint the lines before play.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month
  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 24, 2020, with the headline 'In a time of suffering, stars must think of wider team'. Subscribe