Former NBA forward Clifford Robinson has died at the age of 53.
The Buffalo, New York native was drafted in 1989 by the Portland Trail-Blazers, where he played for eight seasons. He also competed for the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets.
The cause of death is not known. Still, rumors say that it was a brain hemorrhage, which was the reason why he was hospitalized back in 2017.
For his career, Robinson averaged 14.2 points per game on 43.8 percent shooting from the field. He was named an All-Star in 1994 and was named All-Defensive Second Team in 2000 and 2002. He was also the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 1993.
Robinson’s college career was at the University of Connecticut, where he played four seasons (1985-1989). He led UConn to the NIT Championship and was named to the all-tournament team. Robinson was later named to UConn's All-Century men's Basketball team and his number "00" was retired at Gampel Pavilion.