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Thomas Robinson brings hatred of losing to Sacramento Kings

Former KU star won plenty of games in Lawrence but still can't get past the losses.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Former Kansas star Thomas Robinson helped lead the Jayhawks to the Final Four last season before coming up short in the NCAA championship game to Kentucky.

Robinson found motivation for all of that winning at Kansas in his disdain for losing. Last season Kansas finished the season 32-7 which meant Robinson only had to deal with the pain of defeat six times over the five months of the college basketball season.

Now preparing for his NBA rookie season with the Sacramento Kings, Robinson will have to adjust to handling more losses since the Kings could lose seven games in November and still be off to a good start to the season with 14 games in the first month.

As Robinson mentioned during media day earlier this week, he won't ever let losing become routine:

"I don't like losing," Robinson told Cowbell Kingdom during Monday's media day. And when I play bad, I will be mad. That's just me. So I'm not going to change that for nobody."

The key for Robinson is to not let the losing or struggles during games impact his play. The rookie joins a young Kings team with plenty of talent that will need to mature under coach Keith Smart to keep Robinson winning and happy on the court.