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Thomas Robinson
Thomas Robinson
Position: F
Born: 03/18/91
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
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Once upon a time, Robinson played basketball because he loved the game. That remains, but it’s more complicated now. As he waits to sign with his fifth team in four seasons, Robinson now plays to prove doubters wrong. “I’ve never felt so disrespected in my life,” he said as last season wound down. “I can’t stand the politics of it,” Robinson added. “I lost all respect for why I thought I wanted to come to the NBA. I’m not here for the same things I had in mind when I got drafted or when I was a kid. My mind-set has completely changed.
Robinson accepts the blame for his NBA start. “I wasn’t prepared the right way,” he admits. It’s difficult for any player to transition into the NBA after being a featured player on his college team. That adjustment proved especially thorny for Robinson, because he was drafted so high and because for one of the first times in his career, he found himself in a situation that his effort and athleticism were not enough to overcome.
Those pressures are why Redd doubts that Robinson has ever had the time to process his mother’s death. He’s been too busy with basketball and providing for Jayla. “I still think to this day, he still has not truly had time to grieve,” Redd said. “Because of dealing with the basketball stuff, dealing with his sister, being traded, not playing. I just think he has so much going in his mind. I think not knowing whether or not he’s going to be on this team or whether or not he’s going to play, it’s kind of consumed a lot of his mind.”
“I don’t blame any team or any head office for moving me,” Robinson said. “It’s all part of the business. So I understood that part of it any time I got moved. So I just think I’ve been in unfortunate situations so far. “Sacramento, a rough start and I got traded halfway through the season. Houston, they made room for Dwight [Howard and Robinson played] behind LeMarcus [Aldridge], the best power forward in the game in Portland.”
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Robinson was asked if he sees himself coming back to play with Noel and Embiid next season. “I don’t think that far in the future,” he said. “I try to go one day at a time, especially [with] what I’ve been through in this league. “But it’s scary to think about what we three have here, especially with those two getting older. . . . Everybody is excited for Joel [who is sitting out this season after foot surgery] to come back, and if I keep doing my thing, it’s definitely scary.”
“I don’t blame any team or any head office for moving me,” Robinson said. “It’s all part of the business. So I understood that part of it any time I got moved. So I just think I’ve been in unfortunate situations so far. Sacramento, a rough start and I got traded halfway through the season. Houston they made room for Dwight [Howard and Robinson played] behind LaMarcus [Aldridge], the best power forward in the game in Portland.”
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Robinson was asked if he sees himself coming back to play with Noel and Embiid next season. “I don’t think that far in the future,” he said. “I try to go one day at a time, especially [with] what I’ve been through in this league. But it’s scary to think about what we three have here, especially with those two getting older . . . Everybody is excited for Joel [who is sitting out this season after knee surgery] to come back, and if I keep doing my thing, it’s definitely scary.”