Cliff Robinson was born on December 16, 1966, and from Buffalo, New York, USA. He was an American professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He passed away at the age of August 29, 2020, and he was 53 years old during his time of death, no cause of death was given, though former Huskies coach Jim Calhoun said Robinson had a stroke 2½ years ago.
Portland Trail Blazers wrote on Twitter “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.”
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.https://t.co/X4ixK1XCPT pic.twitter.com/0njgpimiBH— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) August 29, 2020
He is an All-Star athlete who played 18 seasons in the NBA and he was known as “Uncle Cliffy” and sported a trademark headband, played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and the New Jersey Nets.
In 1993, he won the Sixth Man of the Year award and earning an All-Star nod. Furthermore, in his career, Robinson’s streak of 461 consecutive games played with the Trail Blazers still stands as a franchise record, and Robinson ranks among the team’s all-time leaders in blocks (2nd), points (5th), games played (5th), steals (6th), 3-pointers (7th) and rebounds (10th).
In 2007, he retired, and then in 2013, he competed in the Survivor: Cagayan. The season’s theme was “Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty.” Robinson was placed on the “Brawn” tribe. In the show, he was the fifth contestant to be voted out, and he finished the game in 14th place.
In 2017, Robinson faced several health problems, and according to the source, he suffered a brain hemorrhage that paralyzed the left side of his body. Later, in March 2018, Robinson had a tumor removed from his jaw.
How old was Cliff Robinson? He was born on December 16, 1966, and from Buffalo, New York, USA, he was 53 years old during his time of death.
However, we have less information about his father, mother, and siblings.
Robinson is survived by his wife of 17 years, Heather Lufkins, and a son, Isaiah.
He married Heather Lufkins on September 21, 2003, and their son Isaiah Robinson played basketball for the Jefferson High School Democrats in Portland and the Houston Baptist Huskies.
Estimated Net Worth of him is USD 4 Million as of 2020.
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