March 6 (UPI) -- Who's DeMarcus Cousins?
OK, maybe Sacramento Kings fans aren't going that far yet, but Willie Cauley-Stein is definitely keeping them excited.
On Sunday, he nearly upped the ante.
With just 0:10.6 seconds left in overtime against the Utah Jazz, Cauley-Stein took a pass from Ty Lawson. He took one step inside the foul line before elevating over Rudy Gobert. Still feet away from the basket, Cauley-Stein pretended the 'Stifle Tower' wasn't even there, extending his arms and trying to slam it home. Cauley-Stein did not convert the basket, but was fouled on the play.
The former University of Kentucky big man made both free throws to give the Kings a 109-108 edge. But Gobert hit a tip-in at the final buzzer to give the Jazz a 110-109 win.
Gobert finished the game with 16 points, 24 rebounds, and three assists. Cauley-Stein netted 15 points and had nine rebounds in the loss.
Gobert later commented on Cauley-Stein's dunk attempt on Bleacher Report's Instagram, saying "would have been nice."