Cliff Robinson (basketball, born 1966)

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Clifford Robinson
No. 3, 30
Forward / Center
Personal information
Born(1966-12-16) December 16, 1966 (age 47)
Buffalo, New York
NationalityAmerican
Career information
High schoolRiverside (Buffalo, New York)
CollegeConnecticut (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Pro playing career1989–2007
Career history
19891997Portland Trail Blazers
19972001Phoenix Suns
20012003Detroit Pistons
20032005Golden State Warriors
20052007New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points19,591
Rebounds6,306
Assists3,094
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Clifford Robinson
No. 3, 30
Forward / Center
Personal information
Born(1966-12-16) December 16, 1966 (age 47)
Buffalo, New York
NationalityAmerican
Career information
High schoolRiverside (Buffalo, New York)
CollegeConnecticut (1985–1989)
NBA draft1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Pro playing career1989–2007
Career history
19891997Portland Trail Blazers
19972001Phoenix Suns
20012003Detroit Pistons
20032005Golden State Warriors
20052007New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points19,591
Rebounds6,306
Assists3,094
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Clifford "Cliff" Ralph Robinson (born December 16, 1966) is a former American professional basketball player, formerly of the National Basketball Association.

Basketball career[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Robinson holds career numbers of 14.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.05 steals and 1.03 blocks. His 1,380 games played are the 7th most all time in the NBA.[citation needed] Robinson was one of only two players drafted in the 1980s that was still active in the league in 2007, with the other being Kevin Willis.[1] He played in the NBA Playoffs in all but one of his 18 seasons in the league.[citation needed]

At 6'10", he was the tallest player to make more than 1,000 three-pointers until he was surpassed by Dirk Nowitzki;[citation needed] Robinson made 1,253 threes in his career.

University of Connecticut[edit]

Robinson played collegiately at the University of Connecticut. In 1988, UConn won the NIT Championship and Robinson was named to the all-tournament team.[2] Robinson was later named to UConn's All-Century men's Basketball team.[2] On February 5, 2007, Robinson's number "00" was retired at Gampel Pavilion during halftime of a UConn basketball game against the Syracuse Orange as part of the "Huskies of Honor" ceremony which recognized personal accomplishments of 13 former players and three coaches.[3]

Portland Trail Blazers[edit]

Robinson was selected with the 36th overall pick (2nd round) in the 1989 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Robinson played for the Trail Blazers for eight seasons. Portland made the playoffs each year Robinson was on the team, and played in the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992. Robinson won the 1992-93 Sixth Man of the Year Award after averaging 19.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and a career-best 1.99 blocks per game.[4][5] He was an All Star with the team in 1994.[5] Following game 4 of the 1992 Western Conference Finals against the Utah Jazz, Robinson performed a victory dance that he later told press was named the "Uncle Cliffy."[6] The nickname stuck with Robinson for the rest of his career.[7]

Phoenix Suns[edit]

Robinson signed with the Phoenix Suns as a free agent on August 25, 1997,[5] where he remained for four more seasons. The highlight of his tenure with the Suns was registering a career-best 50 points against the Denver Nuggets on January 16, 2000.[5] He became the oldest player at 33 years of age and two months to register his first 50-point game.[5]

Detroit Pistons[edit]

Robinson was traded to the Detroit Pistons on June 29, 2001 in exchange for Jud Buechler and John Wallace.[5]

Golden State Warriors[edit]

Robinson was traded to the Golden State Warriors on August 21, 2003, along with Pepe Sanchez, in exchange for Bob Sura.[5]

New Jersey Nets[edit]

On February 14, 2005, Golden State traded Robinson to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for two second-round draft picks.[5] He was released by the Nets in July 2007.[1] Robinson then retired.[8]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1989–90Portland82019.1.397.273.5503.8.9.6.69.1
1990–91Portland821123.7.463.316.6534.31.81.0.911.7
1991–92Portland82725.9.466.091.6645.11.71.01.312.4
1992–93Portland821231.4.473.247.6906.62.21.22.019.1
1993–94Portland826434.8.457.245.7656.71.91.41.420.1
1994–95Portland757336.3.452.371.6945.62.61.11.121.3
1995–96Portland787638.2.423.378.6645.72.41.1.921.1
1996–97Portland817938.0.426.346.6964.03.21.2.815.1
1997–98Phoenix806429.5.479.321.6895.12.11.21.114.2
1998–99Phoenix503534.8.475.417.6974.52.61.51.216.4
1999–2000Phoenix806735.5.464.370.7824.52.81.1.818.5
2000–01Phoenix828233.5.422.361.7094.12.91.11.016.4
2001–02Detroit808035.7.425.378.6944.82.51.11.214.6
2002–03Detroit816934.9.398.336.6763.93.31.11.112.2
2003–04Golden State828234.7.387.357.7114.13.3.9.912.2
2004–05Golden State422926.0.398.331.6032.71.81.0.98.5
2004–05New Jersey29020.7.361.379.6923.31.0.6.56.0
2005–06New Jersey801323.3.427.343.6583.31.1.6.56.9
2006–07New Jersey50119.1.372.379.4442.41.0.2.54.1
Career138084430.8.438.356.6894.62.21.01.014.2
All-Star1018.0.625.0002.05.01.0.010.0

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1990Portland2118.6.358.000.5584.11.1.91.16.5
1991Portland16022.1.538.333.5513.91.1.41.010.3
1992Portland21024.9.462.167.5714.22.01.01.010.8
1993Portland4032.8.262.000.4094.31.51.51.810.3
1994Portland4437.3.412.222.8756.32.5.81.516.3
1995Portland3339.7.362.235.5636.32.7.7.315.7
1996Portland5536.2.344.261.7573.61.61.41.015.2
1997Portland4440.3.362.188.6886.83.0.51.012.0
1998Phoenix4423.0.273.000.7783.0.8.8.56.3
1999Phoenix3339.0.475.222.6365.32.72.0.315.7
2000Phoenix9937.0.386.325.7336.02.11.2.817.6
2001Phoenix4428.5.420.250.6364.01.01.5.515.0
2002Detroit101040.9.363.340.8003.02.91.81.913.2
2003Detroit171730.8.358.373.5952.72.9.9.89.3
2005New Jersey4017.8.407.2861.0002.51.3.8.37.0
2006New Jersey8024.8.333.316.8003.3.61.1.44.5
2007New Jersey405.0.167.500.0.0.3.0.8
Career14127.6.393.298.6293.91.81.0.910.3

Suspensions[edit]

Robinson was arrested for marijuana possession and driving under the influence in February 2001 and received a one-game suspension.[9] Robinson was also suspended five games in February 2005 while playing for Golden State, and was suspended for five games during the NBA playoffs on May 12, 2006 for violating terms of the league's drug policy for the second time in two seasons.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On September 21, 2003, Robinson married Heather Lufkins on the island of Barbados.[11]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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