Saturday’s news of Clifford Robinson’s passing at age 53 quickly circulated across the NBA community. Several former players and celebrities reflected on the wide-ranging impact that the Trail Blazers legend had.
Here is a look at the messages that were shared on social media following Robinson’s passing:
Damn... RIP ... Been saying this a little too much lately. pic.twitter.com/SNJfb91vks— LaMarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) August 29, 2020
I'm heartbroken to look back at this moment. Cliff Robinson was so important to his #Blazers teams and I always enjoyed competing against him. Another brother who left us long before his time. You'll be missed, Uncle Cliffy. RIP @UncleCliffy30 @trailblazers pic.twitter.com/bA2HWpM8iv— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) August 29, 2020
Cliff you’ll be missed brotha! Man you touched a lot of dudes! Gone way to soon! #RIP— Damon Stoudamire (@Iambiggie503) August 29, 2020
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2020 has been a tough year. RIP Cliff Robinson Great person, teammate, Great family. Signed as a free Agent with Portland and when I first stepped on court I knew I had to make sure he had the ball in his hands more. We clicked from the beginning and he was a big part of my growth as a basketball player. We were tight and always had each other’s back. Years later we drift in our own life and then I wake up this morning to the sad news. Rest easy my guy.
RIP to the OG Cliff Robinson.— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) August 29, 2020
To have Cliff Robinson, an NBA All-Star, play Survivor was a personal highlight for me. And he was one of the classiest people to ever play the game. He treated the other cast members and the entire crew with grace and respect. My condolences go out to his family.￼ pic.twitter.com/kpPr97XVVP— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) August 29, 2020
This hurts. GREAT teammate and have great memories starting my career with, Cliffy. Rest In Peace my guy ❤️ https://t.co/tkxqhmajb4— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) August 29, 2020
RIP Clifford Robinson - some of my earliest memories of NBA basketball were of you as the lifeblood to those early/mid 90’s Blazers teams. The Memorial Coliseum days!! RIP to a Portland legend.— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 29, 2020
The Blazers selected Robinson with the No. 36 in the 1989 NBA Draft. His career included tenures with five NBA teams and he was featured in 1,380 regular season games.