PORTLAND, Ore. (March 14, 2017) – In the aftermath of a recent medical emergency which still has him hospitalized at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, former Portland Trail Blazers great Cliff Robinson today has issued the following statement about his condition:
“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.”
Drafted by the Trail Blazers out of the University of Connecticut in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft with the 36th pick overall, Robinson played 644 games for Portland. From 1989 through 1997, Robinson averaged 16.2 points per game; and totaled 3,352 rebounds and 1,350 assists while in a Trail Blazers uniform. In 1993, Robinson was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year; and was an NBA All-Star selection in 1994. After leaving Portland, Robinson went on to play four seasons with the Phoenix Suns; two seasons with the Detroit Pistons; three seasons with the New Jersey Nets; and two seasons with the Golden State Warriors.