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Former NBA Player Clifford Robinson Passes Away At 53

Former basketball star Cliff Robinson, who played 18 seasons in the NBA and won Sixth Man of the Year, died on August 29, at the age of 53. The cause of death has not been revealed yet.

The University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Team, Robinson was a player for, released a statement through Twitter, that reads:

“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.

The basketball legend played with Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets and Portland Trail Blazers; helped Portland reach two NBA Finals and became a critical player throughout his career.

The former coach of Huskies, Jim Calhoun spoke to Hearst Connecticut Media, and expressed his sorrow following Robinson’s passing:

“He was our first great player… He came from a difficult background in Buffalo, I watched him evolve as a man… He was a good man, had a great career, and was instrumental in a lot of the great things that happened at UConn.”

The player, whose nickname was ‘Uncle Cliffy,’ was selected as an All-Star once, in 1994, and retired in 2007.

See below to find the mentioned tweet of the University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Team, and in order to access the news source, click here.

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