Cliff Robinson An 18 year NBA All-star dies at 53
NBA All-Star, Cliff Robinson, who played with the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns, has died at the age of 53.
Cliff Robinson guides Uaconn and from his experience helped lead the Portland Trail Blazers to the top.
He was named one of the NBA’s best sixth men. He Was a talented and versatile player who became the predecessor of the modern center.
Past Uconn coach Jim Calhoun where I remember I told him “He averaged five points as a freshman, ‘you have two choices: I can kick you out if you keep doing what you do, or I’m going to watch you play a lot of years in the NBA “but” He chose the latter which was good.”
The cause of Robbins’ death is unknown at this time.
Former Hughes coach Jim Calhoun told David Borges of Hots Connecticut Media “He was our first great player ….. he came from a difficult background in Buffalo, I watched him evolve as a man … he was a good man, had a great career, and was instrumental in a lot of the great things that happened at Uconn. “
The legendary Robbins led the Trail Blazers to two NBA Finals. He was once selected as an All-Star given his good performance.
His death has been mourned by countless fans, celebrities and former teammates.
Uconn men’s basketball twitted on its official Twitter account:
“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.”
Rex Chapman, who plays with Phoenix suns me, has expressed condolences on his Twitter.
“”2020 sucks. Devastated with the passing of one of the best teammates ever – Clifford Robinson,” Chapman said. “Guy absolutely loved to hoop. Never missed practice. Guarded the toughest guy every night and was a walking bucket. A great dad. Laughed every day. Res, bro. Rest, Cliffy.””
The trailblazer along with the NBA star-awarded Robbins’ team and Mario Ellie, who participated in the Sun, also expressed condolences on their official Twitter account.
“Lost another brother today Clifford Robinson. One of the best team mates and just a good dude. Rest in power my man…Sad. Played 18 yrs in the NBA,” Eli tweeted.
The Golden State Warriors also mourned Robinson’s death and revealed his love for basketball.
The Golden State Warriors said in their statement, “We are shocked and sudden do with the death of clifford Robinson at the much-too-young age of 53.” “Clifford was the consummate professional who loved the game and played with an incredible sense of both joy and intensity during his outstanding 18-year career, including two seasons with the warriors. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of” Uncle Cliffy “during this difficult time.