Former NBA All-Star and 18-year veteran Clifford Robinson has died, his father-in-law, John Lufkins, confirmed to SCN Report Saturday.
No cause of death was revealed. He was 53, according to The Associated Press.
“His personality and energy were unmatched, and his contributions on the court were unmistakable, helping the Trail Blazers into the playoffs each of his eight seasons with the team,” the Trail Blazers said in a statement. “His streak of 461 consecutive games played with the Trail Blazers still stands as a franchise record, which is a testament to his hard work and dedication to the team. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Cliff’s family and loved ones. Uncle Cliffy will be greatly missed by the Trail Blazers and all of Rip City.”
Robinson also played with the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and the New Jersey Nets, which became the Brooklyn Nets in 2012.
In 1993, Robinson was honored as the NBA’s “Sixth Man of the Year” and was the NBA All-Star a year later. He made the league’s All-Defensive Second Team in 2000 and 2002.
He retired from the NBA in 2007.