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Former NBA All-Star Clifford Robinson dies at age 53

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Clifford Robinson (NBA Getty Images)

NBA legend Clifford Robinson has passed away at the age of 53, the University of Connecticut Basketball Team announced on Saturday.

Robinson spent four years at UConn before the Portland Trail Blazers selected him with the No. 36 overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft. He went on to play 18 seasons in the NBA, eight with the Blazers, four with the Phoenix Suns, three with the New Jersey Nets, two with the Detroit Pistons and two with the Golden State Warriors.

In his NBA career, Robinson averaged 14.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He was named the league's Sixth Man of the Year in the 1992-93 season and was voted as an All-Star in the 1993-94 season. Robinson also made two All-Defensive Second Teams in his career.

Robinson's passing was felt around the league.

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