Each season breeds new heroes. The athletes who rise above and thrive in the biggest games of the year are worshiped for their control under pressure. But for every last-second magician is a multitude of others tossed into the scorching dungeon of defeat.
On the other end of the spectrum are athletes who crumble so jaggedly in crucial moments that they become prime cuts for criticism. Even the most talented stars aren't impervious to such monumental collapses. Some, however, bleed only failure during these moments, over and over again. As a result, they're fittingly dubbed "chokers," a title that sends chills down the spines of heartbroken fans.
Here are the biggest superstar chokes in sports.