Orlando Magic fans are probably rehashing Courtney Lee's missed lay-up in their mind right now. It was a heartbreaking defeat for Magic fans that could have changed the outcome of the series against the Los Angeles Lakers, or at least made it closer.
As someone who has been there and done that, I feel for you.
I am sick of all the lists talking about the best Championship teams, best Super Bowl winners and best everything in general.
They say people only remember the winners, not the losers of a given sporting event.
Do you know who remembers the losers? The fans of the team that lost that fateful day—they will never forget.
This is for the fans who follow every play, every game and every season, just as the fans on the winning team do, but for one measly play, kick, pitch, shot, etc. that snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.
We are the ones who have nothing to show for countless hours spent following a team throughout the season, except for another painful memory.
Please don't give me that B.S. about how your team was better all along and deserved to win. There's luck involved in sports too my friend, not just in a casino.
To make it on this list, you as a fan have to have truly suffered for your team because your team has been historically inept and/or inept preceding that game.
So Yankee fans, if you cry about Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, I will smack you with one of your 26 World series trophies.
Same goes for Lakers fans, Red Wings fans, AC Milan etc.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a comprehensive list. Repeat, THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST.
Sorry I wasn't born when the "Shot heard around the World Happened," so that's why its not on there.
Also, I am a Chicago Sports fan, so I will probably have missed some moments that deserve to be on there.
If you have other heartbreaking defeats that you think should go on the list, please feel free to post it as a comment. Also, for length reasons, I only put one loss per team.
Finally, these aren't ranked, because obviously each fan of a respective team feels that their loss is the worst.