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Sacramento Kings’ Thomas Robinson Says He’ll Be NBA’s Rookie Of The Year

July 18, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson (0) looks to the basket during the first half of the game against the Toronto Raptors

For anybody that knows Sacramento Kings rookie Thomas Robinson, he’s clearly not cocky – but he damn sure is confident. The former Jayhawk was less than thrilled with the national media all but anointing Kentucky’s Anthony Davis as the supreme being post college life and he let his feelings on the subject be known. It was Robinson, who averaged more points and rebounds. It was Robinson who was the first player since Blake Griffin to be named a unanimous Associated Press’s First Team All-American – not Davis, so it’s hard to blame the guy for being a bit salty. He’s spent his entire basketball career proving people wrong and he’s determined to do so again.

Ballerstatus’ Carl Lamarre sat down with Robinson, along with fellow rookies Jeremy Lamb and Terrence Jones to talk about their upcoming rookie seasons, one that Robinson clearly feels good about:

Do you feel you have any threat for this Rookie of the Year Campaign?

Thomas Robinson: Nah, I think it’s going to be me.

Point blank?

Thomas Robinson: Point blank. (Laughs)

It might be irritating to an outside fan, but if you root for the purple and black – you can’t help but love the desire and passion.

You can read the rest of Robinson’s interview by clicking here.

Topics: Sacramento Kings, Thomas Robinson

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