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THE MOST MADDENING CHOKE in all of sports is surely the missed free throw. Batters who strike out usually face pitchers who can throw 90 mph; a receiver who flubs a catch often has a defensive back draped all over him. But to make a free throw, you need only to sink a shot you've made 27 kajillion times before, with no opponent in your face. Yet some players continue to agonize fans with their charity-stripe clangs.