When the Sacramento Kings drafted Thomas Robinson fifth overall out of Kansas, he was expected to become their power forward of the future.
However, the then ownership group, headed by the Maloof family, intended to sell the Kings to a Seattle based group and decided to trade Robinson for nothing more than a cash grab before selling the franchise, netting them nearly $3 million dollars.
Robinson was sent to the Houston Rockets where he struggled in a limited role before making his way to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The flashes of brilliance so many saw during his stint at Kansas has been shining through recently, which includes his nasty block on Corey Brewer of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
With just under nine minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Blazers nursing a seven point lead, Brewer lead a T’Wolves fast break and decided he was going to throw down a hammer dunk.
Robinson had other ideas as he chased down Brewer and rejected his shot in nasty fashion, sending the Portland bench and crowd into a frenzy.
Certainly one of the best blocks we’ve seen this season.