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Thomas Robinson says all the right things after receiving two-game suspension

Nov 8, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

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The elbow from Kings’ rookie Thomas Robinson on Wednesday — you remember, the one that connected with the throat of Jonas Jerebko and earned Robinson a well-deserved two-game suspension — was brutal and unnecessary, and has no place at all in a basketball game played at the professional level.

Thankfully, after receiving his punishment for the act, Robinson seems to realize it.

Speaking after the Kings practiced on Thursday, Thomas was apologetic, humble, and reflective, while seeming to understand the gravity of what he had done.

From Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee:

On what teammates said to him:

“I’ve got to be smarter in my decisions. It was a bad decision, a bad choice I made. I made it already, I can’t change it. If I could I would but it’s something I have to live with and move on from here.”

On had he ever had an incident like this in high school or college:

“Not at all. Unfortunately I’m not perfect. I would love to be, but I made a mistake. It rarely happens to me. I’ve never been in that type of situation before. I’ve never been ejected from a game or anything of that sort of matter. I definitely take full responsibility and I apologize to the whole organization, the fans and everybody who supports me. It won’t happen again.”

On what led to the elbow:

“Just frustration. It’s nothing he did. Chirping is part of the game and that’s something I have to adjust to. These guys are professionals, whether it’s trash talking, whatever, they’re pros. He got under my skin and I let it get to me. So it was a mistake.”

Good on Robinson for taking full accountability for his actions.

  1. recapp - Nov 8, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Where is the apology to the guy whose throat he put his elbow in?

    • brianspider - Nov 8, 2012 at 10:33 PM

      If you read the source Brett quoted this from you’ll find it.

      • brianspider - Nov 8, 2012 at 10:36 PM

        Maybe not. But you can here:

        http://www.cowbellkingdom.com/2012/11/08/sacramento-kings-thomas-robinson-suspension-jonas-jerebko/

        I made sure to check this time. And no that’s not my website for which I’m trying to get exposure. Just sharing information.

  2. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects - Nov 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    just watching that elbow made me have trouble swallowing.

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