In the opening minutes of today’s Knicks-Pelicans tilt DeMarcus Cousins found himself in an awkward spot, loading up a pass to teammate Anthony Davis just as Davis shifted inside, and as defenders Enes Kanter and Kristaps Porzingis closed in to deny the action. Sunday afternoon basketball is sometime sleepy, especially in towns like New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, but this is pretty special self-ownage:

Bradley Beal did something like this against the Utah Jazz last week, blowing his team’s final possession on an aborted move that became a loose ball. His team may have lost, but, unlike Cousins, at least he didn’t suffer a savage posterization as punishment for his foolishness.