10 Unforgettable Sports Meltdowns

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  • Serena Williams
  • Bobby Knight
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Mike Tyson
  • Latrell Sprewell
  • Mike Rice
  • Angel Matos
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Kobe Bryant
  • John McEnroe

Latrell Sprewell

Talk about having a bad day. During practice in 1997, former NBA star Latrell Sprewell choked Golden State Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo following a confrontation, resulting in a 68-game suspension. Sprewell's professional career never fully recovered after that and he left the NBA for good in 2005 after turning down a $21 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photos from left: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images, Otto Greule Jr./Allsport)