Clifford Robinson

American basketball player

Clifford Ralph Robinson (December 16, 1966 – August 29, 2020) was an American professional basketball player.

Clifford Robinson
Personal information
Born(1966-12-16)December 16, 1966
Buffalo, New York
DiedAugust 29, 2020(2020-08-29) (aged 53)
Portland, Oregon
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolRiverside (Buffalo, New York)
CollegeUConn (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1989–2007
PositionForward / Center
Number3, 30
Career history
19891997Portland Trail Blazers
19972001Phoenix Suns
20012003Detroit Pistons
20032005Golden State Warriors
20052007New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points19,591 (14.6 ppg)
Rebounds6,306 (4.6 rpg)
Assists3,094 (2.2 apg)
Stats at

He played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played the first eight seasons of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers, followed by the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, and New Jersey Nets.

Robinson received the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1993 and was selected as an NBA All-Star in 1994. He played college basketball for the UConn Huskies.

In March 2019, he had surgery for lymphoma treatment. He died on August 29, 2020, at the age of 53.[1]


  1. "Blazers, UConn star Clifford Robinson dies at 53". August 29, 2020.