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The greatest chokes in sports history

aLOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: Glen Rice #41 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot against Arvydas Sabonis #11 of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2000 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on June 4, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers defeated the Blazers 89-84. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2000 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The greatest chokes in sports history

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