Thomas Robinson involved in car accident following Kings win over Cavs

Updated at 1:49 am

Thomas Robinson's Porsche following a Monday night car accident (Photo: James Ham)

Thomas Robinson was involved in a car accident after Monday night’s Sacramento Kings win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Sleep Train Arena.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Del Paso Blvd. and Broadgate Dr. when Robinson apparently drove his white Porsche Panamera over a concrete divide at speeds that are unknown at this time.  The vehicle, which faced the wrong way in the turn lane following the accident, sustained major damage according to various eyewitness reports.

The Kings rookie big man was not injured in the collision.  No word if other vehicles were involved.

At around 10:45 pm, word of a crash initially involving Jason Thompson reached media in the press room after a fan tweeted details to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.  Cowbell Kingdom reached Thompson for comment before he took to Twitter to quell any concern that he was involved the collision.  Tweets then started trickling in that it was Robinson, not Thompson, who crashed his car.


Thomas Robinson’s car accident

How the story unfolded on Twitter.

Storified by Jonathan Santiago· Tue, Jan 15 2013 01:43:19

@mattpeterson9 Seriously?Jason Jones
@mattpeterson9 What street is he on. Imma head over thereJason Jones
Hearing Jason Thompson was in a car accident tonight after the game, but is ok.James Ham
Jason Thompson involved in a car accident. RT @mattpeterson9 del paso and broad gate. http://twitter.com/mattpeterson9/status/291075573072134144/photo/1 #NBAKingsSean Cunningham
According to reports here in the media room, Thompson hopped a curb and smashed into an oncoming car. Air bags deployed.James Ham
I WAS NOT in A Car Accident!!!!!!!! I’m Grubbin right nowJason Thompson
Cancel all Jason Thompson car accident tweets. He is now saying it was not him.James Ham
I Appreciate Everyone Having My Back Even With the False News!!!!!!! #RespectJason Thompson
At the scene. Thomas Robinson’s car. No one injured. Air bags deployed.James Ham
Robinson’s car. http://yfrog.com/oeq6dadjJames Ham
Scene from car accident near arena. Not Jason Thompson’s car as I was told. Thomas Robinson is at scene http://pic.twitter.com/ERkMRpZhJason Jones
Robinson didn’t get out car he was in and backed away when I arrived but I’m told he is OKJason Jones
Someone with Robinson tried to tell The Bee photographer he couldn’t photograph scene before getting in separate car w/ RobinsonJason Jones
Car was facing wrong way in turning lane after going over concrete divide. Airbags were deployedJason Jones
Thomas Robinson’s white porche is on a tow truck that’s ready to remove the vehicle from the scene. #nbakings http://pic.twitter.com/z8bgQ5E6Jonathan Santiago
Appreciate everyones support im fine tho nothing seroius !! Goodnight #teamfoethomas robinson
Learn how to drive @Trobinson0! Glad you cool lil homie.Travis outlaw
@SippiCountryBoi lol man smh my first and last onethomas robinson

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Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.