May 12, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson (41) dunks over the San Antonio Spurs in the second half of game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas Robinson shanks dunk attempt in Summer League (video)


Blazers power forward Thomas Robinson may be best remembered for his block on Dwight Howard during the NBA Playoffs in May.  Yesterday, he gained a bit of infamy while trying to show off on a breakaway dunk.

Robinson stole a pass attempt by Knicks center Cameron Moore, and saw nothing but 50 feet of hardwood, and wanted to put up something for the highlight reel.

Well, he did.  Just maybe not the way he had hoped for.


I know, this is only a summer league game, but player still need to take it seriously, right?  He should be thankful that the NBA Summer League is not a big stage.

Robinson did manage to lead the Trail Blazers with 19 points and seven rebounds in a 71-69 loss to the Knicks.  So that is some kind of redemption.

The 23 year old Robinson was the fifth overall pick of the 2012 draft out of Kansas by the Sacramento Kings.  The Kings traded him to the Rockets in February of 2013 in the Patrick Patterson deal.

T-Rob was then sent to the Blazers last summer for two future second round picks. Robinson was a solid bench player for the Trail Blazers last season, and they expect him to be again this year.

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