Buffalo Native NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson Passed Away
Buffalo's own NBA All-Star Clifford Robinson has passed away.
The Portland Trail Blazers released a statement on Twitter about Cliff's passing;
"The Trail Blazers organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Trail Blazers great Cliff Robinson. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Cliff’s family & loved ones. Uncle Cliffy will be greatly missed by the Trail Blazers & all of Rip City."
Clifford Robinson was born in Buffalo on December 16, 1966. He attended Riverside High School. According to WGRZ, he played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and the New Jersey Nets, during his almost twenty year career in the NBA. He won the Sixth Man of the Year award in 1993, according to ESPN.
Cliff was initially drafted by Portland back in 1989. According to Internet Archive Wayback Machine. He was the 36th overall pick in the second round of the NBA Draft that year. He was living in Portland with his family. Clifford passed away on August 29, 2020, at the age of 53, reportedly due to Lynmphoma. We would like to send our condolences to his friends and family.
The University of Connecticut shared their condolences on Twitter,
"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."