Clifford ‘Uncle Cliffy’ Robinson was born in Buffalo, New York, and attended Riverside High School. After graduating high school Cliff attended the University of Connecticut (UConn) where he helped lead the UConn basketball team to win the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) Championship in 1988. Cliff Robinson is a member of the UConn basketball program’s ‘All-Century Team.’
Cliff was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers in 1989 and would go on to play 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Cliff Robinson won the NBA ‘Sixth Man of the Year’ award in 1993, was an NBA All-Star in 1994, and twice made the NBA’s ‘All-Defensive Second Team’ (2000 and 2002).
Robinson was more than just a successful basketball player. Cliff was also a son, a brother, an uncle, a father, a passionate social justice advocate, a cast member on Survivor, and an avid bowler and golfer. Robinson was also the #1 Buffalo Bills fan of all time, and had a smile that would light up any room that he entered 🙂
Cliff regularly caught ‘big air’ at Sandlake in Oregon, was an RC car enthusiast, had a heavenly voice as anyone that heard him sing at karaoke parties would be quick to attest to, loved Spanish coffees from Huber’s in Portland, and was known to rack up high scores on arcade machines from coast to coast.
Uncle Cliffy was loved by so many people and touched countless lives during his 53 years on this planet. He will be greatly missed by all of his fans and everyone that was blessed to know him. This website is dedicated to honoring Clifford Robinson’s life and carrying on his social justice advocacy.