Former Blazer 'Uncle Cliffy' to appear on Survivor

Former Blazer 'Uncle Cliffy' to appear on Survivor

Former Blazer 'Uncle Cliffy' to appear on Survivor

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by Evan Sernoffsky, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM

PORTLAND -- Former Trail Blazer forward Cliff Robinson will be on the upcoming season of reality series Survivor.

On Wednesday, CBS announced Robinson would be a cast member of Survivor: Cagayan, which premieres Feb. 26.

“It’s a challenge to come out here and see if I can one, play the game, and maneuver through the game at six-ten,” Robinson said in a bio video for the show.

Entertainment Weekly released details on how the 46-year-old 6-foot-10 Robinson ended up on the show.

“So how did he end up on Survivor? “He’s a fan of the show,” says host Jeff Probst, who in the past has also welcomed other professional athletes or coaches like Gary Hogeboom, Jimmy Johnson and Jeff Kent to compete on the reality hit. “There’s a common thread through all the former athletes and people that have been involved in sports like Jimmy Johnson, and it’s the competition.

Robinson, nicknamed “Uncle Cliffy” during his time with the Blazers was named 6th Man of the Year during the 1992-1993 season. Robinson was an integral part of the team during the legendary early-90s playoff runs, including the 1992 loss in the NBA finals to the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls.

The Portland Trail Blazers tweeted the news Wednesday afternoon.

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