Buffalo native Cliff Robinson currently is in a Portland hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
The Riverside High School graduate issued a statement on Tuesday from Providence St. Vincent Medical Center 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.”
Robinson, now 50, averaged 22 points per game as a senior at Riverside, and played college basketball at Connecticut. He was second-round pick of Portland in 1989, and stayed through 1997. The forward was chosen as the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 1993, and made the All-Star Game in 1994. Robinson also played with Phoenix, Detroit, New Jersey and Golden State, and finished with more than 19,000 career points. He is a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.