Former NBA player Clifford Robinson Died

“The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time

Rest In Peace, Cliff”

Clifford Robinson’s Cause Of Death Is Unknown              

UConn Men’s Basketball announced on Saturday..the death of the Former NBA player Clifford Robinson, his alma matter He was 53 UConn,, No cause of death was initially provided. Before arriving in the NBA, Robinson starred with the Huskies. Eventually, he was named to UConn’s All-Century men’s basketball team. His number, “00,” was also retired in 2007.

Clifford Robinson was selected No. 36 overall in the 1989 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with Portland, winning the 1992-93 Sixth Man of the Year award and making the Western Conference All-Star team in 1993-94. 

“He’s our best defensive big man off the ball and on the ball,” Blazers star Clyde Drexler told Offensively, his potential is unlimited. He’s a ’90s-type player.” He later also made two All-Defensive teams in 1999-00 and 2001-02. All told, his NBA career lasted nearly two decades. In addition to his stint with the Blazers, Robinson played on the Suns, Warriors, Pistons and New Jersey Nets.

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“Portland has reason to mourn today, as Cliff Robinson, one of the key figures in the Trail Blazers’ NBA Finals runs in the early 1990s, passes away” Blazers Edge tweeted later today.

Clifford Robinson
Clifford Robinson

“RIP Cliff Robinson. The Portland Trail Blazers from 1989 to 1992 were one of the best teams to never win a championship. It’s hard to believe Cliff, Jerome Kersey and Kevin Duckworth are gone”. Arash Markazi tweeted.

“We’re extremely saddened to hear that Survivor Cagayan castaway and NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson has passed away at 53, as confirmed by Robinson’s family to various news sources. Rest in power Uncle Cliffy.” Prestigious author martin holmes tweeted 

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