Former NBA All-star Clifford Robinson has died at the age of fifty three, the College of Connecticut Huskies confirmed on Twitter on Saturday. His alma mater did not announce the induce of loss of life.
“The UConn Basketball loved ones mourns the decline of a famous player and individual, Clifford Robinson,” UConn Men’s Basketball tweeted Saturday. “Our ideas and prayers are with Cliff’s family members at this complicated time. Rest In Peace, Cliff.”
Robinson spent eighteen seasons in the NBA, participating in with the Portland Path Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden Condition Warriors and New Jersey Nets. In 1993, he received the NBA Sixth Guy of the 12 months, an award given to the league’s best executing participant coming off the bench as a substitute.
Clifford manufactured the 1994 NBA All-Star Match and was a two-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2000 and 2002. In accordance to ESPN, he averaged 14.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 1,380 vocation game titles — the thirteenth-most in NBA history.
Former Huskies mentor Jim Calhoun advised The Connected Press that Robinson had a stroke 2 one/two years in the past.
“It truly is genuinely unfortunate to hear of this, simply because he was 1 of my children, my gamers, a guy I viewed mature into a male,” Calhoun claimed. “It is really not an straightforward matter…He was our initially great participant. He gave legitimacy to the method.”
Robinson, a hashish entrepreneur known as “Uncle Cliffy,” received an NIT title when he performed for UConn from 1985 to 1989. The group retired his quantity, “00,” in 2007.
“The Trail Blazers corporation is deeply saddened by the passing of Path Blazers excellent Cliff Robinson,” the Portland Trail Blazers mentioned in a assertion. “His temperament and vitality have been unmatched, and his contributions on the courtroom had been unmistakable, aiding the Path Blazers into the playoffs each of his eight seasons with the workforce…Uncle Cliffy will be significantly missed by the Path Blazers and all of Rip City.”
“We are shocked and saddened by the passing of Clifford Robinson,” the Golden Point out Warriors tweeted. “Clifford was a consummate expert who cherished the recreation and played with an incredible feeling of the two joy and depth. We lengthen our feelings and prayers to family and mates of ‘Uncle Cliffy’ for the duration of this time.”
In 2014, Clifford competed in the twenty eighth year of “Survivor,” ending in 14th area in a year dubbed, “Brains vs. Brawn Beauty.”
On the distant island of Cagayan, in the Philippines, Clifford played with the “Brawn” tribe. He tried out to maintain his id a top secret, but fellow contestant Woo Hwang regarded the previous basketball player.
Clifford is survived by his wife, Heather Lufkins, and son, Isaiah Robinson.