Cliff Robinson Biography – Cliff Robinson Wiki
Cliff Robinson (born Clifford Ralph Robinson) was an American professional basketball player. He spent 18 seasons in the NBA, playing with the Portland Trail Blazers (1989–1997), Phoenix Suns (1997–2001), Detroit Pistons (2001–2003), Golden State Warriors (2003–2005) and New Jersey Nets (2005–2007).
In 1993, Robinson won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year, an award given to the league’s best performing player coming off the bench as a substitute. He made the 1994 NBA All-Star Game and was a two-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2000 and 2002. He averaged 14.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 1,380 career games — the 13th-most in NBA history, according to ESPN.
Robinson played college basketball for the UConn Huskies from 1985 to 1989, helping guide the Huskies from the bottom of the Big East to the 1988 NIT championship. UConn retired his number, “00,” in 2007.
In 2014, Clifford competed in the 28th season of “Survivor,” finishing in 14th place in a season dubbed, “Brains vs. Brawn Beauty.”
Cliff Robinson Age
Cliff Robinson was born on December 16, 1966, Buffalo, New York, United States. He died on August 29, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, United States. He was 53.
Cliff Robinson Wife
Cliff Robinson had been married to his wife Heather Lufkins since September 21, 2003.
Cliff Robinson Children
Cliff Robinson had a son, Isaiah Robinson. His son Isaiah Robinson played basketball for the Jefferson High School Democrats in Portland and the Houston Baptist Huskies.
Cliff Robinson Family
Cliff Robinson is survived by his wife, Heather Lufkins Robinson, and son, Isaiah Robinson.
Cliff Robinson Death
Cliff Robinson died on August 29, 2020, at the age of 53. The University of Connecticut Huskies confirmed on Twitter. UConn Men’s Basketball tweeted: “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.”
The Portland Trail Blazers said in a statement: “The Trail Blazers organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Trail Blazers great Cliff Robinson. His personality and energy were unmatched, and his contributions on the court were unmistakable, helping the Trail Blazers into the playoffs each of his eight seasons with the team…Uncle Cliffy will be greatly missed by the Trail Blazers and all of Rip City.”
The Golden State Warriors tweeted: “We’re shocked and saddened by the passing of Clifford Robinson. Clifford was a consummate professional who loved the game and played with an incredible sense of both joy and intensity. We extend our thoughts and prayers to family and friends of ‘Uncle Cliffy’ during this time.”
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said in a statement to ESPN: “I can’t believe it. It’s shocking to me because I was in college and just right after college, so I’m not that much younger than the players on the Portland Trail Blazer team. And if you just look at that team, there’s four players that are not with us anymore. Starting with Drazen Petrovic, [Jerome] Kersey, [Kevin] Duckworth, and now Cliff Robinson. I’m shocked, I’m stunned, all you can do is send your prayers and condolences to the Robinson family.”
Cliff Robinson Cause of Death
Cliff Robinson’s cause of death was not revealed. However, former UConn coach Jim Calhoun told The Associated Press that Robinson had a stroke 2 1/2 years ago.
Cliff Robinson Cancer
He suffered a stroke in 2017. In 2018, had a tumor removed from his jaw. In March 2019, Cliff Robinson underwent surgery for cancer, according to Variety.
Cliff Robinson Net Worth
Cliff Robinson’s net worth was estimated to be $20 million.
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