RIP Uncle Cliffy

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RIP Uncle Cliffy

Post by carey » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:47 am

Go Suns!

Og Snus!

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Re: RIP Uncle Cliffy

Post by AmareIsGod » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:32 pm

So sad. Loved Cliff as a Sun!
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Post by ShelC » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:26 pm

I broke out my 2001 purple Cliff Robinson jersey today. One of my favorite Suns and a key piece to those late 90s, 50-win teams with Kidd leading the way. He was a stretch big before it was the cool thing to be and would've been in high demand today. One of the most underrated players of the 90s IMO.

Went back and looked at his stats and while his averages aren't mind blowing, he was ridiculously durable missing just 29 games over his first 16 years by my count. Never missed more than 7 games in a season until he was 38 and averaged 35 mpg between the ages of 32 and 37.

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Post by Superbone » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:55 pm

Wow. He was only 53. WAY too young. RIP. My condolences to his family.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:43 pm

Rest in Power, Uncle Spliffy.
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Post by Nodack » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:59 pm

One of my favorite Suns. RIP

Way too young!

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Post by Superbone » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:11 pm

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Post by Superbone » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:12 pm

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Re: RIP Uncle Cliffy

Post by Mori Chu » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:45 pm

Very sad news. Gone way too soon. I remember his years here fondly, even though we didn't contend during that time. You get a guy like Cliff on your team and they just become an anchor, a guy you take for granted, somebody you assume will always be on the roster. You could play him with just about any lineup and he'd play amazing defense and drain a bunch of 3s. Really useful player, and as others pointed out, would be extremely usable in 2020's NBA.

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Re: RIP Uncle Cliffy

Post by LazarusLong » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:25 pm

As mentioned in another thread, one of seven Suns to score 50 or more in a game.
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Re: RIP Uncle Cliffy

Post by Superbone » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:59 pm

Here's the LA Times article about the night Robinson scored 50 from January 17, 2000:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html

Interestingly, Bobby Phills' funeral and phx-suns.net favorite, JR Reid, being suspended and fined are mentioned in the notes at the end.
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Post by Superbone » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:20 pm

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Re: RIP Uncle Cliffy

Post by iLLmatic » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:37 pm

I really really liked Cliff Robinson. Dude always guarded the best player on the other team and shot lights out from 3 when they moved the line closer if I recall correctly.

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