The sports world is mourning the loss of Cliff Robinson, who has died at 53.
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As at writing, a cause of death has not been revealed. However, it’s of note that he suffered a brain haemorrhage three years ago.
After wrapping up his time on the court, he ventured into TV – appearing on the 2014 edition of ‘Survivor.’
He will, however, be most remembered for his slam dunk achievements as part of the Portland Trail Blazers.
A statement from the team read:
“The Trail Blazers organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Trail Blazers great Cliff Robinson. Robinson started his career in Portland in 1989 and stayed for eight seasons before continuing his 18-year career in the NBA. 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. 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.”
Our thoughts go out to Robinson’s family, especially his Heather and their son Isaiah.