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Former NBA player Cliff Robinson says he suffered ‘minor brain hemorrhage’

Rodman NKorea Basketball

FILE - In this June 4, 1992, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers’ Cliff Robinson drives on Chicago Bulls’ Horace Grant during Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Chicago. Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean Senior National team on Jan. 8, marking Kim Jong Un’s birthday. (AP Photo/John Swart, File)


Cliff Robinson – who played for the Trail Blazers, Suns, Pistons, Warriors and Nets in an underrated 18-year career – has been hospitalized with a previously undisclosed illness.

Robinson in a statement, via the Trail Blazers:

“I want Trail Blazers fans and friends to know I’m doing well and in the process of getting better. My family and I appreciate the prayers and well-wishes for my recovery. I had an unfortunate incident with a minor brain hemorrhage which means I’ll be in rehabilitation for a while. But I’m excited about trying to get past this speed bump. I’m improving every day.”

I have a hard time comprehending the idea of a “minor” brain hemorrhage, but hopefully this truly is and Robinson recovers fully and quickly.