Athletes in Tears
After Sunday's last-second loss to the Bulls, Miami coach Eric Spoelstra said some players were moved to tears in the team's locker room. Here is a look at some other memorable sports figures who aren't afraid to express their emotions.
After No. 1 ranked Florida fell to No. 2 ranked Alabama in the SEC Championship, the Gators QB couldn't contain himself; he started to cry. Tebow, who threw one interception during the game, had dreams of a third national championship before the Tide rolled over the Gators 32-13.
Allen Iverson isn't done with basketball just yet -- he's returned to play with the Philadelphia 76ers. At a press conference announcing the move, Iverson was overcome with emotion at the idea of returning to the team he lead to the NBA finals in 2001.
Despite being labeled a quarterback killer throughout his career, Terrell Owens was brought to tears while defending Tony Romo's Mexican vacation after the Cowboys' playoff loss to the Giants. Who would you add to the list? Send comments to email@example.com.
After losing his final tour event of his career -- a third-round loss to Benjamin Becker -- Andre Agassi is reduced to tears.
Michael Jordan hugs his first championship trophy after the Bulls defeated the Lakers in the NBA Finals.
Barry Bonds had trouble keeping his emotions in check during the postgame ceremony after he hit his record-breaking 71st & 72nd home runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The normally stone-faced Roger Federer couldn't control his emotions after defeating Marcos Baghdatis to claim the Australian Open.
After pleading guilty to making false statements while under oath, Marion Jones offered a tearful apology outside a White Plains, N.Y., courthouse.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken takes a second to gather his emotions after breaking Lou Gehrig's record for most consecutive games played.
Tonya Harding had trouble keeping her emotions intact as she shows her skate to the judges after interrupting her free skating program.
Some people claim the day they retire is the greatest of their life. Emmitt Smith is clearly not one of those people.
Wayne Gretzky sheds a tear in his final press conference before leaving Edmonton to play for the Los Angeles Kings.
After going 2-0 and leading the U.S. to a gold medal in softball at Athens, Finch sheds a tear while the Star Spangled Banner is played.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. cries during a post-fight news conference after defeating Carlos Baldomir to claim the WBC welterweight championship. Mayweather announced that he would retire after his next fight.
Mary Decker cries out in frustration after falling down during the women's 3000m final at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Lou Gehrig is reduced to tears during his retirement speech at Yankee Stadium.
Dick Vermeil is popular among both fans and players for his dedication to the game -- and his willingness to show his emotions
Adam Morrison could do nothing but collapse on the floor in tears after his Gonzaga squad was eliminated from the 2006 Sweet 16, thus ending Morrison's college career.
Wade Boggs can't do anything but shed a tear after the Sox lost a heart-breaking seven-game series to the Mets in the 1986 World Series. Who would you add to the list? Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.