Archive for Thursday, November 8, 2012

NBA suspends Kings’ Robinson for two games

November 8, 2012


— The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson for two games for elbowing Detroit’s Jonas Jerebko in the neck.

The play occurred with 10 minutes left in Sacramento’s 105-103 win on Wednesday night. Robinson, the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft out of Kansas University, was immediately ejected.

Robinson will miss the Kings’ games against San Antonio tonight and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

The league announced the suspension on Thursday. Robinson will be docked $82,308 in pay for the two games missed, according to the Sacramento Bee.


Kyle Seiwert 5 years, 7 months ago

How surprising. It took 4 games for the NBA to do what Bill Self, the NCAA officials, and the Big 12 Conference refused to do, namely, sit this punk down and discipline him for being a elbow-throwing jerk off. Get used to reading this headline down the road.

mom_of_three 5 years, 7 months ago

I think we were watching entirely different KU basketball games. never saw him do anything like this at KU, except maybe once when the twins were still playing.

rgh 5 years, 7 months ago

He deserved the ejection and suspension but this kid just plain plays hard, not dirty. He represented KU very well while on campus. Went to class, worked his butt off to be a 1st round pick, and dealt with personal tragedy we can't imagine. Take your medicine and move forward in a positive manner.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 7 months ago

The NBA is much more physical than college. The guy Robinson elbowed was clearly fouling him (holding him to keep him from going for a rebound) but Robinson needs to learn to control himself since that's going to be a nearly daily occurrence.

classclown 5 years, 7 months ago

Where did he learn how to play dirty like that?

DRsmith 5 years, 7 months ago

T Roble has always been a punk. Kudos for Self being able to keep him in line. He will learn he isn't such a bad *ss at the pro ranks.

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