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What Is Your Most Heartbreaking Sports Moment?

In this 14 June 1998 file photo, with 5.2 seconds left in the game, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (C) aims and shoots the game-winning jump shot as Bryon Russell of the Utah Jazz (L) drives at Jordan's feet 14 June during game six of the NBA Finals with the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. The Bulls won the game 87-86 to win their sixth NBA championship. This would be Jordan's last-ever score if he announces his retirement 13 January as reported in a number of print and broadcast reports. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Sports can be cruel when that opponent beats your favorite team with a last-second or a near-impossible shot. We have all been there with our favorite team. With no sports now, we all would take anything, even our least favorites one, to get a sporting fix in.’s Scott Mitchell really wants sports to be back just to be able to watch his favorite team one more time, win or lose. His most heartbreaking moment as a fan was the Michael Jordan push-off against Bryon Russell in the NBA Finals.

“When you get into these situations, and you don’t have what you normally have you appreciate it and would take anything. I would take the sadness of watching my team lose right now just so I could watch. I just want to watch one more game,” Mitchell said. “For me as a huge Utah Jazz fan, that Michael Jordan push-off was a crusher. If you are really a fan of your team you are with them all the time. When they lose you feel it and when they win you are euphoric over it.

“What was more crushing to me was when Karl Malone was in position before in the low post and was going to score, but Michael Jordan instead  his guy he backtracks to steals the ball from Malone.”

Baseball Seems To Have The Most Heartache

There are plenty of responses that show how sports can be impactful in our lives, even when it is bad for you or your favorite team. It was surprising that Michael Jordan’s push-off was only submitted twice and that is the one we start off with.


It was surprising that there were multiple baseball submissions that caused heartbreak.

Others included college basketball and football, some NFL losses, and an NBA moment that caused pain.

For more responses or to add your own, check out this Twitter thread.

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