Sacramento Kings rookie forward Thomas Robinson was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons after laying out Jonas Jerebko with a vicious elbow to the throat.
With 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the first-round draft choice thrust his right elbow in the air at the unsuspecting Jerebko, who went down immediately but was ultimately fine after a few minutes.
The Kings were up by five at that time, and eventually won the game 105-103 for their second victory of the season.
Taken by Sacramento with the No. 5 overall pick out of Kansas, the 21-year-old may have been frustrated with his play to start the season. Through five games, Robinson is averaging 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game.
A suspension will probably be handed down by the league in the coming days.
The video below may remind some fans of Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace elbowing then-Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden last season.