Saturday , Nov , 10 , 2012 Matt Formica

Robinson suspended two games for elbow

Sacramento Kings rookie, Thomas Robinson, will be suspended for the next two games.

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  Robinson made a rookie mistake by letting his temper get the best of him.

Robinson was issued a flagrant two and immediately ejected from the game following a pretty legit elbow he threw at Jonas Jerebko in the Kings 105-103 win against the Pistons Wednesday night.  Robinson’s elbow caught Jerebko right in the throat and Jerebko immediately went down and stayed down for a few minutes.  Apparently, Jerebko did not sustain any injuries.

See video footage of Robinson’s elbow to Jerebko here.

NBA Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced the decision to suspend Robinson on Thursday.  Robinson will miss Friday night’s game against the Spurs and Sunday’s game against the Lakers.

Robinson was apologetic after the game when he immediately took to his twitter page and tweeted the following statement:

@TrobinsonO – "Apologize for my actions, mistakes happen.  I take full responsibility, lost my cool.  Will never happen again!"

Sounds like Robinson will learn his lesson from this one.  Kings head coach Keith Smart said, "Now he’ll learn from that, and you probably won’t have that happen again for the next 15 years of his career."

Sometimes it takes punishment from the league to learn a lesson, so I think the suspension on Robinson is fairly reasonable.  We all remember last season when Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, laced James Harden with an elbow and got suspended for seven games.  The league has been sending a message that they are not going to take these matters likely.

But what do you Hoopsvibers think?  Was Robinson’s suspension legit?


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