NBA legend Clifford Robinson has passed away at the age of 53, the University of Connecticut Basketball Team announced on Saturday.
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 🙏- UConn Men's Basketball (@UConnMBB) August 29, 2020
Rest In Peace, Cliff. pic.twitter.com/Bp6Z5hbVUb
Robinson spent four years at UConn before the Portland Trail Blazers selected him with the No. 36 overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft. He went on to play 18 seasons in the NBA, eight with the Blazers, four with the Phoenix Suns, three with the New Jersey Nets, two with the Detroit Pistons and two with the Golden State Warriors.
In his NBA career, Robinson averaged 14.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He was named the league's Sixth Man of the Year in the 1992-93 season and was voted as an All-Star in the 1993-94 season. Robinson also made two All-Defensive Second Teams in his career.
Robinson's passing was felt around the league.
Rest In Peace Uncle Cliff 🙏🏽 https://t.co/B1TbaMAmCK- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 29, 2020
Rest In Peace 🙏🏿 https://t.co/nPFOldOsyA- Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) August 29, 2020
RIP Clifford Robinson - some of my earliest memories of NBA basketball were of you as the lifeblood to those early/mid 90's Blazers teams. The Memorial Coliseum days!! RIP to a Portland legend.- Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 29, 2020
RIP to the OG Cliff Robinson. 🙏🏿- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) August 29, 2020
Rest in Peace to my NBA Brother Cliff Robinson. 🕊🙏🏾- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 29, 2020