DeMarcus Cousins had one of the worst intentional free-throw misses during the final seconds of Game five at the Staples Center.
Boogie Cousins had signed a 1-year contract with the Houston Rockets for the 2020-21 NBA season. However, he was waived off by the Rockets 2 months later.
In April this year, Cousins signed a 10-day contract with the LA Clippers. That would later lead to him signing for the remainder of the season.
The 4x NBA All-Star has been struggling with major injuries that include rupturing his left Achilles tendon and an ACL tear for the past few years.
These injuries have robbed Cousins of his prime, who would at one time average 21.1 PPG and 10.8 RPG on 45.9% shooting from the field.
DeMarcus Cousins forgets the free-throw rules as he intentionally chucks the ball at the backboard
Cousins has been coming off the bench in his new role with the Clippers. The former Kings star has been averaging 12.9 minutes per game.
Game five of the western conference finals saw the Suns and Clippers struggle from the field. The Clippers shot 32% for the game while the Suns were barely better at 36%.
The final moments of the match turned into a free-throw contest. While the Clippers would try to foul the Suns, who made most of their clutch free-throws. On the other hand, the Clippers intentionally tried to miss some free throws to take possession for a 3-point play.
However, the Clippers had one of the most hilarious moments in recent times during the final seconds of the game that has made Cousins the center of all memes and trolls.
During the final moments of the match with 5.8 seconds remaining, Boogie Cousins intentionally missed a free throw but forgot the rules of the game that resulted in a violation.
Cousins, while shooting the free-throw, hit the board to gain possession for a 3-point play since the Clippers trailed 81-79. Though Cousins forgot that to miss the free throw intentionally, he needed to make the ball touch the rim of the basket.
Did DeMarcus Cousins not know the rule?
Or could he have just missed his aim by that much?
— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) June 27, 2021
The following botched-up play would lead to Suns having the possession that eventually resulted in them winning a crucial Game five on road.
Cousins has been great so far for the Clippers. The 4x NBA All-Star has embraced his role of coming off the bench and playing few minutes. Cousins has been averaging 7.8 PPG and 4.5 RPG in the 16-games he has played so far for the clippers on 53.7% shooting from the field and 42.1% from beyond the arc.
Though his botch-up during the recent Game five of the WCF will definitely earn him a spot in the popular segment Shaqtin a fool.