Clifford Robinson
1966 - 2020
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Clifford Robinson was a basketball player best known for his career with the Portland Trail Blazers, having helped lead the team to two NBA Finals appearances.

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Published in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 31, 2020.
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February 24, 2021
Truly blessed we were able to share a lot of good times with Cliff. Never underestimate spending time with family & friends. God bless!
Grant
Family
September 26, 2020
May God keep the family in perfect peace. RIH
Andrea Drayton-Prince
Friend
September 8, 2020
REST UP Big Bro words cant express how I'm feeling right Now I'm having a hard time Excepting your Gone although I know your in a better place everyrime before we hung up the phone we said we Love each other and that came from the bottom of our hearts over the years you taught me a lot when I had so much anger in me how to see through things how to carry myself as a young Man and aslso how to be a Great Father to The Kids and for that I will be forever Greatful Thank you for allowing me to be apart of you and your families lives aswell as you being a part of Mines Fly High Big Bro Gone but Never Forgotten...LOVE DUBS
September 7, 2020
Met him years ago very pleasant young man always respectful opened up his home and treated us with nothing but respect r.i.h.Cliff
Sharon Ashley
Acquaintance
September 7, 2020
Sleep in Peace
Elizabeth Howard
Family
September 7, 2020
Sitting back lost for words remembering you Cliff as well as remembering a mutual close friend Sonya Russell ( May she also RIP) who brought my sister and I into your world outside of basketball.. FAMILY VALUES MATTERED ❤!!!!.. SENDING MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY
Yvette Brooks
Friend
September 7, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. RIP Cliff.
Theresa Williamson
September 7, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Your loved one and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.
September 7, 2020
Terribly sorry to learn of Clifford's death. He will be fondly remembered for his unforgettable basketball career but he will be valued most for the loving relative and treasured friend he proved to be. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding console his loved ones during this time of great sadness.
Dee
September 7, 2020
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Cliff. What a basketball player! He will be missed.
Lee
September 7, 2020
My condolences to the family members of my Grammar and High School friend. He will forever be remembered. Stay strong family.
Kelly Beasley-Kiel
Friend
September 6, 2020
CHEERIO , TO A LONG-TIME BASKETBALL PLAYER TO YOU !!!!!!!!!! SIR FROM , EVERYONE AT BYRON'S RESTAURANT !!!!!!!!!! NUMBERS 17:50 ......... MARK 1:08-1:11 !!!!!!!!! PETER 22:03:22 ....... & MATTHEW 26:05-26:75 ......... YES , SIR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FRIEND #00
BLACK JACK JOHN JASWELL
September 5, 2020
From the hometown, Buffalo, NY. Chealsea Boys. Shepherds Deli.. RIP Big Homie. Prayers & Love to the whole Family.
Robert Evans
Friend
September 4, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the Robinson family, a true sports taken that will be missed, may God be with you all in this time if your sorrow.
September 4, 2020
Dear Robinson Family,
Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.
TD
September 2, 2020
Many prayers for the Robinson family, so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen you as at this very difficult time.
September 2, 2020
I send my love to you and your family. You will be missed , I have known you sense 7 th grade , you were a all around great friend and person
Teresa
Classmate
September 2, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family and many friends of Clifford Robinson. He was so humble and down to earth, I'll remember his days playing basketball so fondly. He inspired me to play basketball in high school. He will be greatly missed by many.
Mark Lee
September 2, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to "The Clan"! I had the privilege of knowing & teaching Clifford @ Buffalo's Riverside High School in 1983 before I relocated to Philadelphia. As a 76ers season ticket holder, I would always look forward to when he was playing there. I had center court 3rd row seats which made access to the floor very easy.
I would always go down and say hello to him and he never once ignored or blew me off.
He always came to the sideline for a handshake & hug and asked how I was doing! He was a good man! The news of his home going makes me both sad for his family & friends and, joyful that his suffering is over. Clifford is now in the presence of The LORD. Tony B. Philadelphia, PA.
Anthony Bonanducci
Friend
September 2, 2020
I'll miss uncle cliffy. Got to watch him play when he first came to Portland. A smile that lit up the arena. Rip.
Dan Northrup
September 2, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Clifford Robinson, one of the greatest basketball players of our time. Know that God is close to the brokenhearted and those who are crushed in spirit.
September 2, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the Robinson family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
TD
September 2, 2020
Debra Levon Ceol
September 2, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Cindy Meriwether
Friend
September 1, 2020
Precious Homeboy, You made Buffalo PROUD! Such talent and class! Rest in sweet peace, Beloved Buffalo Native.
Karen Scott
Acquaintance
September 1, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Rose Garcia-Jefferson
Friend
September 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to Mr. Robinsons family and friends. May the God of all comfort soothe your mourning hearts.
September 1, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Clifford Robinson a great NBA player so many wonderful memories, may the God of all comfort give you strength and provide the comfort you need as only he can during your time of sorrow
Cas
September 1, 2020
R.I.P.
WANDA SMITH
August 31, 2020
I never saw him playing basketball, but I do know that he participated in Survivor. He was one of the tallest contestants to play the game. RIP
Steve
August 31, 2020
Sorry for you lost lm praying for you and your family in the name of Jesus Christ Amen
Demetrius Powell
Friend
August 31, 2020
In remembrance of a Blazer legend and to send condolence to his family and loved ones,

Cliff Robinson meant a lot to me and so many others in Portland, basketball fans nationally and globally and also just as human being.

My heart is heavy with his passing, its hard sometimes to think that we've already lost 4 members of a title contending Trail blazers teams from the 1990s. These teams have long been a shining bright light on Portland's basketball heritage and history. Most players like Cliff were underdogs, they were never expected to achieve the heights they did. Cliffs motivation and dedication not only uplifted his game and potential but rose the psyche of our city.

My favorite memories of Cliff well can I say head band? Let's say he stood out out that way. Long, lanky, terrific defensive presence, great rebounder, springy athletic and able to slam with ease. Terrific shooter with range. As a kid i had my doubts to him shooting 3s but before long i started telling myself hes got that shot, its in his means , in his game. I remember a game where he and Drexler both scored 25 points and thinking it was the beginning of a duel attack for the Blazers.

Most of all, what i admired about Cliff Robinson was how he carried himself, calm and respectable demeanor, a gentleman, and someone who played his respects to Portland and the organization that gave him love. He etched a place in our hearts and left us far too soon.

He always seemed upbeat. Positive. And grateful. He fit in with the truly legendary Blazer contagious culture that HE and his teammates created! A great gift to a city that in some ways it was desperately.

I send my sincere , heartfelt , Rip City prayers to the Robinson family and gratuity to Uncle Cliff's contribution to our team and community.

- a Blazer fan since 1990, Cliffs rookie season let's think box cut flat top , pre headband.

J W
Friend
August 31, 2020
Clifford Robinson was a very good nba player. Known for his headband. He will be missed. Sincere condolences to his family and nba friends.
JE Sowell
August 31, 2020
Dear Robinson Family Rory and I would luv to express our condolences's on the loss of Clifford Robinson./he'll surely be missed.and may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
Acquaintance
August 31, 2020
Please receive my deepest condolences to the family and the NBA family for your loss. A basketball legend will be greatly missed. May the God of tender mercies comfort and strengthen you and may your memories remain with you always.
Mary
Neighbor
August 31, 2020
My condolences.
August 31, 2020
RIP Clifford Robinson. I know you always hated being called "Uncle Cliffy" so I will honor you with your given name. You were always a warrior on the court, and a great human being off. You left too soon, but you shined while you were here.
Carolyn Dierking
Friend
August 31, 2020
To a man, a player and someone you cannot never forget, from the UCONN player thru his professional years you could never forget him. Please R.I.P. and may you have the wings of an angel for the man you were.
My sincere condolences to your family and my blessing are with them.
Big Red
August 31, 2020
My condolences to the family. God will give you the strength to heal during this most difficult time.
August 31, 2020
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God comfort you and guide you through this time of great sadness.
D D
Neighbor
August 31, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Alishia
August 31, 2020
Thoughts and prayers
August 31, 2020
MY CONDOLENCES)

My Sincere Condolences, family and friends . May God bring everlasting comfort, your heart makes you firm . Kindness your love one that bring.
A comfort, to you .And your Love one’s That holds a special place’s in your beautiful heart may God continue
To give you strength and courage,
To endure these’s difficult times.
2 Thessalonians 2: 16,17.
August 31, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with the family.May you treasure fond memories and may the comfort God gives be with you.
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