Former NBA, UConn Star Clifford Robinson Dies at 53

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Former Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward Clifford Robinson has died at the age of 53.

The University of Connecticut, his alma mater, announced the news on Twitter:

“He was our first great player,” former UConn coach Jim Calhoun told David Borges of Hearst Connecticut Media. “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.”

No further details were immediately released.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

Original article first appeared on Bleacher Report – NBA by Tim Daniels on 2020 08 29

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