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The greatest chokes in sports history

TST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Gerald Laird #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after David Freese #23 hits a walk off solo home run in the 11th inning to win Game Six of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals won 10-9. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/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