Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan?

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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#41 » by Curmudgeon » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:18 pm

Death of Reggie Lewis. As for games (1) game 7 loss in the 2010 finals; and (2) game 6 double overtime loss to the Bucks in 1974. Fortunately the Celtics went on to win game 7 and the championship on the road.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#42 » by SlowPaced » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:23 pm

2011 Finals Game 6.

Every shot Jason Terry hit in that game was like getting stabbed.
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Post#43 » by bigben998 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:37 pm

Finley was out of bounds. We were at the game screaming at the ref since we could even see it from our cheap seats. Rockets would have won in 6 and that was the only playoff series we had tmac and yao going on all cylinders.

I felt a little better after it was named as one of the series that was investigated after the whole Donaghy debacle. It was nice to hear my dallas friends actually admit it was BS finally after i just sounded bitter to them ha.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#44 » by PockyCandy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:56 pm

SlowPaced wrote:2011 Finals Game 6.

Every shot Jason Terry hit in that game was like getting stabbed.


I could change the game to 2011 WCF Game 4 and the second statement would still be true for me.
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Post#45 » by ebill_03 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:58 pm

02' WCF
Derrick Rose ACL
Greg Oden's injuries
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Post#46 » by Young_Star11 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:08 pm

Rockets

1st Round 2005 Game 7 at Dallas - lose by 40.

1st Round 2007 Game 7 v Utah - lose Game 7 at home.

1st Round 2014 Game 6 at Portland - the Lillard buzzer beater.

2nd Round 2017 Game 6 v SA - lose home game facing elimination by almost 40.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#47 » by OrlandoTill » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:09 pm

2010 ECF Game 3
End of the modern competitive Magic era.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#49 » by LloydFree » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:17 pm

Mr Waternoose wrote:1981 sixers celtics. game 5,6,or 7. by 2, by 2, by 1. take your pick

... and the 76ers had the lead in the 4th in each game to boot. :curse:

I always go back-and-forth on which series was more hurtful. The '77 Finals to Portland or '81 ECF to the Celtics. I cried in 77, but I was only 8 or 9. In '81, I was more aware and it made me sick. Crazy that the Magic Johnson "jumping Center game" in '80, is only the 3rd most hurtful loss of that era.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#50 » by Jkam31 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:18 pm

SactoKingsFan wrote:02 WCF

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Post#51 » by Nowitness » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:24 pm

06 Games 3-6, especially 3 and 5
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Post#52 » by MC3 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:44 pm

April 28th 2012

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Post#53 » by Ontario » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:45 pm

RaptorsJedi wrote:drafting Andrea Bargnani and the ensuing 7 years of forcing him down our throats


Andrea is exactly what the league wants today... the Raptors just drafted him a decade early. He's a perennial all-star in the NuBA.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#54 » by Ontario » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:49 pm

the 96 Bulls soundly put the boots to us in the first 3 games of the finals before George Karl figured out Gary Payton should actually be defending Jordan specifically. It was hard to watch, although the two game Seattle then stole were magnificent, (those... game 4 & 5 you will never see on NBA Classics).

Watching Gary put on a Laker jersey also made my stomach turn, (deja vu when Nash did it), much worse then watching Kevin join the Warriors.
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Post#55 » by OdomFan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:52 pm

the Spurs preventing the 4peat in 2003. Everybody at my school knew I was a laker fan and...yeah. Long day lol.

One of the reasons why I can look back and respect that team now though.
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Post#56 » by druggas » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:03 am

DK-All Day wrote:Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. What a robbery. It's up there with 2002 Lakers-Kings Game 6 of the WCF.

Sore loser. Your team had their chances, but the Lakers took the title the hard way.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#57 » by JellosJigglin » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:06 am

Jkam31 wrote:
SactoKingsFan wrote:02 WCF

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Taken from us!!! And not by shaq and kobe


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Agreed. Your team couldn't make their free throws. Gave it away.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#58 » by Big Mac Biyombo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:09 am

When your franchise has been inept as the Raptors, you don't have many painful losses. Game 7 against the Nets in 2014 is up there. Lowry getting blocked by Peirce at the buzzer still hurts to think about. I don't think we had a semblance of hope against the Heat, it would have just felt great to beat that Nets "superteam" that nobody gave us a chance against.


This one hurt so much because I knew it was coming. And it was Vince.......






This one hurt almost as bad. Especially considering he said he was quitting dunking when he played for us. :lol:


As you can see, the Nets give me nightmares to this day.
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Post#59 » by jimross » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:17 am

I know it's not the NBA but this past years Superbowl. I don't need to explain how sickening it was to lose in that fashion. But none of my teams have ever won in their respective leauges. Which made the loss 10x worse.
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#60 » by d-rose [heroes] » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:18 am

Losing Rose in game 1 of the first round of the 2012 playoffs
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