Trail Blazers Cliff Robinson Going By “Uncle Spliffy” Now
By Oregon Cannabis Connection
Cliff Robinson, who was called “Uncle Cliffy” on the NBA court, is now referred to as “Uncle Spliffy” off it.
Robinson played in the NBA from 1989–2007 for five teams, averaging 14.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Nowadays, Robinson, 49, is promoting marijuana, where Robinson played for the Trailblazers from 1989–97.
“People in Oregon know me as a basketball player [Robinson spent eight seasons of his 19-year career with the Trailblazers] but I want to distill the stigma around cannabis, the misperception that athletes and cannabis are incompatible,” he told the Portland Business Journal.
In 2006, while playing for the New Jersey Nets, Robinson was suspended for five games during the NBA playoffs for marijuana use. He also had previously been suspended in 2001 while with the Phoenix Suns after an arrest for marijuana possession and driving under the influence.
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