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Robinson holds career numbers of 14.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.05 steals and 1.03 blocks. His 1,380 games played are the 7th most all time in the NBA.citation needed Robinson was one of only two players drafted in the 1980s that was still active in the league in 2007, with the other being Kevin Willis.1 He played in the NBA Playoffs in all but one of his 18 seasons in the league.citation needed
Robinson played collegiately at the University of Connecticut. In 1988, UConn won the NIT Championship and Robinson was named to the all-tournament team.2 Robinson was later named to UConn's All-Century men's Basketball team.2 On February 5, 2007, Robinson's number "00" was retired at Gampel Pavilion during halftime of a UConn basketball game against the Syracuse Orange as part of the "Huskies of Honor" ceremony which recognized personal accomplishments of 13 former players and three coaches.3
Portland Trail Blazers
Robinson was selected with the 36th overall pick (2nd round) in the 1989 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Robinson played for the Trail Blazers for eight seasons. Portland made the playoffs each year Robinson was on the team, and played in the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992. Robinson won the 1992-93Sixth Man of the Year Award after averaging 19.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and a career-best 1.99 blocks per game.45 He was an All Star with the team in 1994.5 Following game 4 of the 1992 Western Conference Finals against the Utah Jazz, Robinson performed a victory dance that he later told press was named the "Uncle Cliffy."6 The nickname stuck with Robinson for the rest of his career.7
Robinson signed with the Phoenix Suns as a free agent on August 25, 1997,5 where he remained for four more seasons. The highlight of his tenure with the Suns was registering a career-best 50 points against the Denver Nuggets on January 16, 2000.5 He became the oldest player at 33 years of age and two months to register his first 50-point game.5
Robinson was arrested for marijuana possession and driving under the influence in February 2001 and received a one-game suspension.9 Robinson was also suspended five games in February 2005 while playing for Golden State, and was suspended for five games during the NBA playoffs on May 12, 2006 for violating terms of the league's drug policy for the second time in two seasons.10
On September 21, 2003, Robinson married Heather Lufkins on the island of Barbados.11