NBA Star Cliff Robinson Passes Away At 53

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Cliff Robinson has left all of us. The cause of death is unconfirmed at the time of writing.

The whole world is saddened by the loss of our beloved Cliff Robinson, who’s passed away. Eighteen National Basketball Association seasons saw his magical plays.

He debuted with the Portland Trailblazers in the year 1989 where he plied his trade for eight seasons. From there he joined Phoenix where he played for the Suns. He also spent time at the Detroit Pistons and the Brooklyn Nets.

For the Non-NBA fans, Cliff also participated in American Reality TV. Robinson participated as a competitor on 28th instalment of “Survivor” back in 2014. He was a great sport and was enthusiastic throughout the reality show season. Eventually he finished on the Fourteenth place. He’s still remembered by the Survivor faithful.

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Cliff Robinson left a marker everywhere he went, whether it be sports or TV.

What do we know about his passing?

Cliff Robinson was officially declared dead on August 29, 2023, at the age of 53. Former NBA All-Star with Portland Trail Blazers, Cliff Robinson passed after a yearlong battle with Lymphoma.

For those who don’t know, Lymphoma is cancer that begins in fightback cells of the immune system, known as “lymphocytes”. These are in the lymph nodes, thymus, bone marrow, and other parts of the body. When you have Lymphoma, lymphocytes change and grow out unnaturally and cause damage.

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He will always be remembered as someone who cared for the game.

Cliff Robinson’s legacy in the NBA:-

The player was popularly called “Uncle Cliffy” by his fans and was famous for always wearing a headband. However, the legacy will be more than the player himself.
In his Eighteen professional seasons, he earned applause and respect from teammates and fans alike. Also, He set the record for the oldest player to score 50 for the first time in their career, at 33 years and two months.
Cliff Robinson, looks like a very average player if you see his stats but that’s not true. The point that made Robinson a legend was what he meant to the team, instead of his stats.
Even when Robinson shot almost 40% off the field in his rookie year, he never underestimated himself, and still for the ball. He was attack-oriented and focused on scoring every time he hit the court. His shooting improved by the passing years, and so did his on-court presence.
Former UConn star Cliff Robinson, an NBA All-Star and sixth man of the year with the Trail Blazers, dies at 53
Players took a knee preceding a first-round playoff game to remember former Portland Trail Blazers star.

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