Within the next week or so, you're going to see 15 of the saddest basketball players that you've ever seen in your life. Either the Miami Heat or the San Antonio Spurs are going to win the 2013 NBA Finals—and the other team is going to look devastated. The "agony of defeat" is real, y'all. And all you need to do to see it is to look at any athlete after he's lost a championship. It's crushing.

To get you prepared for what you're going to see when the NBA Finals end, Bleacher Report put together a list of 25 pictures of athletes who just lost a championship. You can find it over here. How sad do some of those athletes look?

[via Bleacher Report]