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Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#1 » by Cyrusman122000 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:27 pm

Since you've been actively following the NBA what's the most painful loss you've experienced? The one loss that was an absolute shot to the gut, knock you to your knees type loss that took you a long time to get over?
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Post#2 » by Augusto61 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:31 pm

Game 6 vs Pacers 2013. Melo got blocked by a 7-2 dude who once went 0pts 0reb in a game and then it was all over. Sad ending for the greatest team in NBA history.
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Post#3 » by RaptorsJedi » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:33 pm

drafting Andrea Bargnani and the ensuing 7 years of forcing him down our throats
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Post#4 » by cdubbz » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:35 pm

In no particular order but not all our actual game losses

- Warriors not getting the #1 pick in 2002? The Yao Ming draft.

- Game 7 of 2016 NBA Finals to Cavs

- Trading JRich for Brandan Wright.


Just to name a few.
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Post#5 » by Tiesto_Lakers » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:37 pm

Game 4 vs. Boston in 2008 Finals (lost 25 point lead)

Game 6 vs. Phoenix in 2006 (failed to grab rebound to win series)
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Post#6 » by First Step » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:40 pm

Raptors haven't played in too many big games in their existence to really have a game that stands out... Maybe Game 7 against the Sixers, where Vince missed the game winner.
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Post#7 » by ORL_on_FIRE » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:44 pm

2009 NBA finals. Ripped my heart out. Still feel like that series should've been a lot closer.

Courtney Lee missed lay up game 2.
Managed to lose game 4 after being up 5 with like 30 seconds left.

It hurts man it hurts.
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Post#8 » by Slim Charlez » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:45 pm

Game 6 2013 finals. I watched the game from a hospital bed which made it 10x worse
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Post#9 » by DK-All Day » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:49 pm

Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. What a robbery. It's up there with 2002 Lakers-Kings Game 6 of the WCF.
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Post#10 » by Thabo Sefolosha » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:50 pm

2016 WCF Game 6
Losing Kevin Durant
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Post#11 » by karkinos » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:51 pm

pistons - lakers series
we didn't just lose, we lost badly.
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Post#12 » by jaymo123 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:52 pm

I got you all beat, LOSING THE FREAKING FRANCHISE TO THE OKC THUNDER. Go Sonics!
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Post#13 » by jlokine » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:52 pm

probably when kobe dropped 81 on the raptors..
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Post#14 » by Bertrob » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:53 pm

Game 7 2010. Rondo would have won Finals MVP
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Post#15 » by JohnWillow » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:54 pm

2002 playoffs
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Post#16 » by Mr Waternoose » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:56 pm

1981 sixers celtics. game 5,6,or 7. by 2, by 2, by 1. take your pick
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#17 » by Lost Angel » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:02 pm

Tiesto_Lakers wrote:Game 4 vs. Boston in 2008 Finals (lost 25 point lead)

Game 6 vs. Phoenix in 2006 (failed to grab rebound to win series)


I was in Boston (went to college at BU) and watched that game surrounded by Celtics fans.

I was at game 6 and everyone was shouting to watch Tim Thomas and that dagger still hurts.

everything felt better after game 7 in 2010 tho
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Post#18 » by MartinToVaught » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:03 pm

As far as actual games are concerned:

- Losing 7 of our last 10 games in 2002 to narrowly miss the playoffs, setting up the disastrous Andre Miller trade.

- Game 5 vs. Phoenix, 2006: The Daniel Ewing Game.

- The Broken Water Main Game against Memphis in 2010. We went from being up 12 with seconds to go in the third quarter to blowing the lead and losing once the game finally resumed... and then the news broke that Blake would be getting season-ending surgery. And the team never recovered that season. Easily the saddest I've ever felt about a regular season game.

- Being the team that snapped the Cavs' then-historic losing streak in 2011.

- Game 5 vs. OKC, 2014: the moment I finally had to admit that CP3 wasn't just "unlucky" in the playoffs and there was some truth to the "choker" label.

- Game 6 vs. Houston, 2015: do I really have to explain this one?

Other:

- Losing Danny Manning to a torn ACL 26 games into his rookie season.

- Losing Elton Brand in free agency after he verbally committed to return to the Clippers. It turned out fine for us in the end, but at the time, it really sucked.

- Losing the #1 pick in the draft to the Cavs because of Olshey's idiotic Baron Davis salary dump.
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Post#19 » by m1chal » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:04 pm

1993 finals against Bulls, Paxson for 3 with 3 sec left. Also playoffs 2010 vs Lakers, that RonRon's putback off an airball...
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Re: Most painful loss you've experienced as a fan? 

Post#20 » by TrillyandTruly » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:09 pm

2006 playoffs series against the suns
2008 finals against boston
when kobe tore his achilles
kobe's final game

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