It's all over before it even began.
The Los Angeles Lakers signed DeMarcus Cousins after the big man enduring a trying season with the Golden State Warriors during which he was recovering from a ruptured Achilles the year prior.
Now, after reports emerged he suffered a knee injury during a workout in Las Vegas, it's been confirmed Cousins has a torn ACL, which will likely keep him out for the entire 2019-2020 season.
He'll undergo further tests to officially confirm the injury.
This is devastating news for everyone involved. Cousins has now suffered a third drastic injury within 18 months (ruptured Achilles at the end of the 2017-2018 season, torn quad during the 2018-2019 playoffs, and now this) and the Lakers are without the star big man they were hoping to pair with Anthony Davis.
His career has taken a terrible turn after an incredible, Hall-of-Fame-like start, and now the road to recovery for the big man will be as arduous as ever.