Bad breakups are never fun and a bad breakup is exactly how former Sacramento King Thomas Robinson described his exit from Sacramento when he was traded during last month’s deadline.
Speaking to Slam Magazine, Robinson didn’t hold back when talking about his former employer, saying he felt somewhat disrespected and given up on and has every intention of making the Kings aware of what they sent packing:
SLAM: How do you feel about being traded in your rookie year?
TR: I don’t know…happy, disrespected. Somewhere between those two. I feel like I got dumped. That’s how I feel. Bad breakup. So I’m gonna make my ex hate me the next time they see me.
Robinson succeeded in college thanks to a lack of respect (at least in his mind) and carried that same drive to the NBA when he slipped in the draft, though, the ease of success didn’t immediately translate as well as it did in the college level.
SLAM: Did you get any veteran mentoring in Sacramento?
TR: I haven’t experienced that yet. Some of the guys did work with me, but I’m not two or three years in, I’m still in my rookie season. But it ain’t about them no more.
You can read the rest of Slam’s interview with Robinson by clicking here.