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The greatest chokes in sports history

San Antonio Spurs, NBA Finals, 2013: Up five points with 28 seconds to play, the Spurs fell victim to a range of woes: missed free throws, poor substitution strategy, botched defensive assignments. And so instead of hoisting a fifth NBA championship trophy, the Spurs had to collect themselves for a Game 7 challenge.

The greatest chokes in sports history

June 19, 2013

Sometimes when the spotlight's brightest, sports stars don't shine, they trip and fall off the stage. On Tuesday night, the San Antonio Spurs held an NBA title in their hands, and then fumbled it away. History suggests they'll have trouble recovering from their Game 6 implosion, but if nothing else, they'll have company. Get ready to cringe as you read of the greatest chokes in sports history. – Jay Busbee