(via Heavy.com)

4x All-Star DeMarcus Cousins has fallen hard from his days as a league elite. Now years removed from his tenure in Sacramento (when he was considered the best big man in the game), DeMarcus was hoping to find success elsewhere.

Instead, the 29-year-old big man has only been met with challenges. After an Achilles tear saw his time in New Orleans cut-short, Cousins controversially went to the Warriors to rebuild his body and reputation. More injuries surfaced and his minutes were limited, meaning Cousins was never able to accomplish what he wanted.

His latest hurdle came just a few hours ago when it was announced Cousins tore his ACL in a practice just weeks after signing with the Lakers.

Steve Kerr was one of the first to respond, showing his sympathies towards a hard-working and unlucky star.

For a once thriving and dominant player, Cousins‘ future in the NBA may be over. With several serious injuries and a reputation as a locker-room “cancer,” there may sadly not be a place for him in the NBA anymore.

Regardless, you know Cousins himself will be set on proving that wrong.