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Former Blazer Cliff Robinson hospitalized with undisclosed illness

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SACRAMENTO, CA - 1994: Cliff Robinson #3 of the Portland Trail Blazers smiles during a game played circa 1994 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1994 NBAE (Photo by Brad Mangin/NBAE via Getty Images)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson has been hospitalized in Portland with and undisclosed illness.

Robinson’s family issued a statement confirming that the 50-year-old former forward was being treated at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

“He is grateful for the support of family and friends. We ask for privacy during this time,” the statement said.

Robinson was the 36th overall pick in 1989 by the Blazers and he spent eight years with the team. He also played for the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets during his 18-year NBA career.

He averaged 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists.