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Former Portland Trail Blazers star Cliff Robinson dies at 53

NBA star’s death confirmed Saturday

Cliff Robinson.
Cliff Robinson. (Twitter)

DETROIT – Former Portland Trail Blazers star Cliff Robinson has died. He was 53.

Robinson’s death was confirmed by the UConn Huskies on Saturday. No cause of death was given. However, former Huskies coach Jim Calhoun noted Robinson suffered a stroke more than two years ago.

He played for the Detroit Pistons from 2001 to 2003. Robinson spent 19 seasons in the NBA.

In addition to playing for the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers, he was also with the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets during that period.

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