Umrl je nekdanji udeleženec tekme zvezd v severnoameriški košarkarji ligi NBA Clifford Robinson, so sporočili iz njegove univerze UConn. Leta 1993 najboljši šesti igralec lige je bil star 53 let.
The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time 🙏
Rest In Peace, Cliff. pic.twitter.com/Bp6Z5hbVUb— UConn Men's Basketball (@UConnMBB) August 29, 2020
Robinson, ki je bil znan po nošenju traku na glavi, je v NBA igral 19 sezon v dresih Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors in New Jersey Nets.
Leta 1994 je bil član tekme zvezd, dvakrat pa je bil v drugi najboljši obrambni ekipi lige. Na 1380 tekmah je imel povprečje 14,6 točke in 4,6 skoka.
The Detroit Pistons family mourns the loss of former Piston Clifford Robinson.— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) August 29, 2020
We send our condolences to his family and loved ones – Great player, better person! Rest In Peace Uncle Cliffy. pic.twitter.com/IYnr2MgHVI
We’re shocked and saddened by the passing of Clifford Robinson. Clifford was a consummate professional who loved the game and played with an incredible sense of both joy and intensity. We extend our thoughts and prayers to family and friends of “Uncle Cliffy” during this time. pic.twitter.com/LLqFjJUHkh— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) 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