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Cliff Robinson, who played 18 seasons in the NBA and at UConn, dies at 53

Cliff Robinson, a former UConn star and longtime top 6th man in the NBA, has died at 53 years old.

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2020, 10:14 PM

Updated 1,387 days ago

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Cliff Robinson, who played 18 seasons in the NBA and at UConn, dies at 53
Cliff Robinson, a former UConn star and longtime top 6th man in the NBA, has died at 53 years old.
His death was confirmed by UConn. No cause of death was given, but former Huskies coach Jim Calhoun says Robinson had a stroke two and a half years ago.
Nicknamed "Uncle Cliffy," Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA and helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals.
Before that, he was the centerpiece of Calhoun’s early teams at UConn.
Robinson was the NBA’s 6th Man of the Year in 1993 and made his lone All-Star appearance the following year.
 
 


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