Greatest performance in a losing effort: Tim Howard among best everThe list has been an easy one -- inarguable, in my opinion, for years.
Three athletes always have stood at the top when it comes to transcendent feats and performances in what ultimately was a losing effort: Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Mike Scott.
Each deserved a better result, instead ultimately having to settle for a tip of the cap and a place among the greatest near-misses in sports history.
Keidel: Tim Duncan, Spur Of The MomentIn the age of me over we ball, Duncan is a corrupt cliche - a winner.We judge stars by rings more than ever. The Heat didn't win; LeBron won. Kobe or Shaq won a decade ago. But when the Spurs win, Duncan is part of a greater whole, lost in a selfless, Vulcan coda.