PORTLAND, Ore. – Former Portland Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson released a statement Tuesday morning, saying he suffered a minor brain hemorrhage and is "doing well and in the process of getting better."
Robinson has been hospitalized at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center since Wednesday, March 8. In Tuesday's statement, Robinson said he suffered a minor brain hemorrhage.
Here's the full statement:
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.
The Blazers drafted Robinson in the second round of the 1989 draft. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Blazers and became a fan favorite.
Photos: Cliff Robinson with the Blazers
He averaged 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during his time with Rip City and was also known for his defensive prowess. He was a part of the 1990 and 1992 Blazers teams that reached the NBA Finals. He was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1993 and made his only All-Star team in 1994.
Robinson played 18 seasons in the NBA, retiring in 2007. Following his time with the Blazers, he played for the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, and New Jersey Nets.
After he retired, Robinson became a marijuana advocate and touted its use for athletes as he unveiled his new business, Uncle Spliffy.
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