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Thomas Robinson -- I'm

Gonna Spend My $$$ On ...

5/8/2012 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Thomas Robinson is projected to be a top 5 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft ... which means he's gonna be RICH ... and he's already got an investment strategy -- DIAMONDS.

The former Kansas Jayhawks superstar was outside of Katsuya with a group of buddies ... a group that included Syracuse superstar Scoop Jardine ... who's ALSO expected to be drafted.

The guys couldn't have been nicer ... but it's obvious, they have VERY different ideas when it comes to spending their money.

Robinson -- 6'10" and 240 lbs -- was also sporting a Washington Nationals hat ... interesting, considering some NBA insiders are projecting that he'll go to the Washington Wizards.

Robinson and Jardine will learn their fates on June 28 -- when the NBA Draft goes down in NJ.

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31.

Blair    

Ok TMZ, Scoop Jardine is NOT a superstar; he's not even a star and he WON'T -- repeat WON'T -- be drafted. Stop pretending like you know anything about sports.

836 days ago
32.

Areader    

The NBA should adopt the same rule the NFL has......wanna play in out league......GRADUATE COLLEGE!

836 days ago
33.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

There should be a mandatory financial class these guys should all have to take before getting their first check. Too many young athletes who suddenly have all that cash are not ready to be responsible with it. They should have to talk to the ton of former athletes who burned through their cash and are now broke.

836 days ago
34.

RFerry    

First off TRob isn't buying his mom anything because she and his grandparents all died with in 3weeks of each other last year. Damn TMZ thought you were better than making fun of a man for not buying his dead mother stuff.

836 days ago
35.

SMGray    

After the tuff couple of years Robinson had with his mom, grandmother and grandfather passing within a couple of months he can buy whatever he wants

836 days ago
36.

Robert Gallo    

Wow TMZ...spectacularly insensitive. Thomas lost his mother, grandmother and grandfather over a three-week span in 2011, which explains why he didn't offer to buy any of them a home.

Do your research! And apologize (grovel grovel)

836 days ago
37.

Janelle    

Don't make fun of TRob for not saying he'd buy a house for his mama... especially since there was a lot of publicity about how his mom passed away during last season!!

836 days ago
38.

TMS    

It really sounded like he said he was going to buy his sister some boobies. I hope that's not what he said. Very creepy.

836 days ago
39.

SkiferrY@gmail.com    

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Pretty insensitive to ask Thomas Robinson about buying something for his mom, his mom died last year, along with his grandmother and grandfather, all in one month. He is now taking care of his sister.

836 days ago
40.

DK    

Thomas Robinson has said that he will buy a gravestone for his mother with his first paycheck. Do you think that's hilarious, TMZ?

836 days ago
41.

Michael Flaherty    

Maybe the reason Robinson didn't say he'd buy his mom a house is because....HE LOST HIS MOTHER, HIS GRANDMOTHER AND HIS GRANDFATHER IN LESS THAN A MONTH!!! They are dead you lazy researchers. Maybe an ooops in tomorrows show is a good start.

835 days ago
42.

Jay    

Thonas Robinson lost both his parents and has raised his little sister for years. Actually an amazing story

835 days ago
43.

MzAlexis    

As others stated in previous comments, T Rob lost his mother and grandmother within a very short time. Hence the reason he will NOT be buying his mother a house. TMZ looks like a fool for making fun of the family tragedy he endured. Get your facts straight. Sincerely, Jayhawk Nation

835 days ago
44.

Mary Ellen    

TMZ should do their research before they say comments about people. Thomas Robinson has no family except his little sister, who he mentioned. His mom, grandma and grandpa all died within a month two years ago, and he has had an extremely difficult time dealing with that. His little sister is his life, and he is joining the NBA early to be in a position to take care of her. Show a little consideration - he's about responsibility, and a first class guy.

835 days ago
45.

JSM    

Scoop is nowhere near the pick that T Robinson is. Robinson is a top 5 pick. Scoop might be 2nd round pick. Although, I think Robinson needs to be smarter with his money, I will point out that he had gone through a pretty traumatic event last year that was highly publicized and obviously TMZ is not aware of. He lost both his grandparents and his mother within a few weeks of eachother. Basically, it is him and his sister. So, yeah...he can't buy his mom a house.

835 days ago
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