Cliff Robinson Rumors

wpid-i_1d_21_81_lamarcus_aldridge.jpg
With a step-back, buzzer-beating 3-pointer against the Detroit Pistons, LaMarcus Aldridge netted his 11,333rd point in a Trail Blazers uniform, making him the second-leading scorer in franchise history. The basket moved him past Trail Blazers legend Terry Porter, who had held the No. 2 spot for nearly two decades with 11,330 points. Last season, Aldridge passed both Jerome Kersey (No. 5 with 10,067) and Cliff Robinson (No. 4 with 10,405) on the scoring list.
wpid-i_a9_99_6f_lamarcus_aldridge.jpg
Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge moved into third place in Portland’s all-time scoring list Tuesday night. Scoring his 15th point of the game against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies, Aldridge reached 10,406 points to pass Cliff Robinson (10,405 points) for third on the list. At third, Aldridge is behind just Clyde Drexler (18,040 points) and Terry Porter (11,330 points). With 27 points Tuesday, Aldridge has scored 10,418 points in 554 games.
‘Survivor: Cagayan': New cast includes former NBA All-Star (and recent North Korea visitor) Cliff Robinson. After a successful season of having former players compete with/against their loved ones on Blood vs. Water, Survivor will try another brand new concept when Survivor: Cagayan premieres with a two-hour episode on Feb. 26 at 8pm on CBS. This time, 18 contestants will be separated into three tribes: brawn, brains, and beauty. And while all of those contestants will be new players — marking only the third such all-newbie season in the past nine installments — one of the names may be familiar: former NBA All-Star (and recent visitor to North Korea as part of Dennis Rodman’s basketball troupe) Cliff Robinson.
wpid-i_67_da_78_clifford_robinson.jpg
Cliff Robinson — one of the ex-NBA stars who’s in North Korea with Dennis Rodman — knows his trip has turned into an international “train wreck” and expects serious backlash when he returns to the U.S. … so says his wife. TMZ Sports spoke with Heather Robinson — who’s appeared on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” — and she tells us her husband initially agreed to join Rodman because he thought he could help “bridge cultural differences with basketball.” But after Rodman went on CNN and defended the country’s dictator/murderer Kim Jong Un — while wildly screaming at the news anchor — Heather says her hubby knew he had instantly become a part of a PR nightmare. “The look on Cliff’s face when Dennis was talking during the CNN interview, it was pure shock and confusion … it’s the look he used to give when a referee used to make a bad call.”
wpid-i_3a_d2_73_dennis_rodman.jpg
Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean Senior National team on Wednesday, marking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday. Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power after his father died in late 2011. Rodman calls the game his version of “basketball diplomacy.”
Carl Landry posted up Mike Dunleavy twice Saturday night and couldn’t back him down. Dunleavy told me his secret afterward: “I played with Cliff Robinson, one of the best post defenders ever, my first couple of years in the league. Skinny as I was, I was getting posted up all the time by pretty much everyone. One day after practice he showed me a few techniques and ever since, it’s been a little better.” He added, somewhat jokingly, “You get over 30 years you get some old-man strength, too.” Both Landry and Dunleavy are listed as 6’9″, but Landry is 248 pounds while Dunleavy is 220. Watching Dunleavy work, Robinson taught him about leverage — keeping his upper body straight up, but utilizing his legs at an angle, like tipping a chair against a door.