With the 5th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select Thomas Robinson

The three stages of draft night are just now setting in.  The initial shock is almost over.  That feeling will be replaced by jubilation and eventually by a calming acceptance that the Sacramento Kings just got a whole lot better.

It’s draft night 2012 Kings fans and your newest King is none other than 6-foot-9 power forward Thomas Robinson out of Kansas.

This kid has an incredible story that we will rehash later this week, but for tonight, the Sacramento Kings have once again stolen the one of the top players in the NBA draft.

We will have continued coverage from the pressroom at the Kings practice facility in Sacramento, including interviews with Geoff Petrie and a conference call with Robinson. Stay tuned.

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About: James Ham

James Ham is co-owner and senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also provides game day coverage for NBA.com and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart".