Cliff Robinson was an American basketball player who became popular for his undeniable on and off-field personality. He had played around 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association for teams such as Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, and New Jersey Nets.

Picture of late American professional basketball player, Cliff Robinson
Caption: Picture of late American professional basketball player, Cliff Robinson (Photo: CBS)

Married Thrice; Was Cliff Robinson Married?

It's true Cliff Robinson was a married man and had been married thrice throughout his life. After his twice marriage failure, he married his 3rd wife Heather Lufkins. Though there is no precise information regarding their first meeting, it is certain they dated for some years before getting married. 

Cliff Robinson with his wife Heather Lufkins
Caption: Cliff Robinson with his wife Heather Lufkins (Photo: Daily Mail)

They exchanged their wedding vows in a private ceremony on September 21, 2003. Their beautiful wedding ceremony was held on the island of Barbados. Cliff and Heather lived a blissful married life until he tragically passed away. Heather is staying as Cliff's widow, therefore, she is not involved in any relationships.

Cliff Robinson's Wife

Cliff Robinson's wife name is Heather Lynn Lufkins. Heather is an American businesswoman and reality television star who is recognized as a celebrity wife of Cliff. She has become part of several TV shows such as The Real Housewives of New Jersey, For Love, Mob Wives, Hip Hop, etc.

Cliff Robinson with his wife Heather Lufkins
Caption: Cliff Robinson with his wife Heather Lufkins (Photo: Hollywood Life)

In the past also, Lufkins was married and Cliff was her 2nd husband. Heather's first husband's name is Michele M. Malik. Unfortunately, we are able to find out only limited information about Heather's personal & professional life.


Twice Marriage Failure; Cliff Robinson's Ex-Spouse

In the past, Cliff had twice marriage failure with his then-spouse. Previously, he was married to Alfred Devuono. Sadly, Robinson never spoke to the media about their first meeting, wedding date, venue, etc.

Cliff Robinson with his wife Heather Lufkins
Caption: Cliff Robinson with his wife Heather Lufkins (Photo: Getty Images)

Cliff and Alfred's married life ended without divorce shortly without mentioning any reasons. After his first marriage failed, he again tied the knot with his spouse Sonya Strickland. However, their marriage ended for some disclosed reasons. 

Father of 9 Children; Who are they?

Out of his 3 spouses, Cliff was the father of 9 kids. From his ex-spouse, he had shared 3 daughters and 4 sons. They are Jessica Robinson, Savannah Robinson, Jaylin Robinson, and Isaiah Robinson. During his married life with Heather, they shared twin sons; they are Clifford Robinson and Lyle Robinson born in the year 2006.

Robinson's wife Heather Lufkins with their children
Caption: Robinson's wife Heather Lufkins with their children (Photo: Pinterest)

Cliff's son Isaiah follows in his father's footsteps and is a basketball player playing for the Jefferson High School Democrats. 

Cliff Robinson's Cause of Death

At the age of 53, Robinson died on 29th August 2020. Cliff's cause of death was lymphoma (a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting network). Reportedly, 

“Family of 18-year NBA vet Cliff Robinson releases statement to @TheAthleticNBA@Stadium, announcing he passed away due to year-long battle with lymphoma.”


Health Issues of Cliff Robinson

Prior to his death, Cliff had suffered from many health issues. His left side of the body was paralyzed by a stroke in 2017. A few weeks later, he recovered most of his arm and leg movement. 

Picture of Cliff Robinson
Caption: Picture of Cliff Robinson (Photo: NetsDaily)

In March 2018, his jaw was removed because of a tumor. As part of his cancer treatment, Robinson underwent surgery in March 2019.

Facts About Cliff Robinson

  • Clifford Ralph Robinson was an American professional basketball player (December 16, 1966 – August 29, 2020). 
  • His mother is Helena Horne but his father's identity is hidden. 
  • Also, he was growing up with his five siblings.
  • He attended Riverside Institute Of Technology in Buffalo, New York, where he completed his high school degree.
  • His next stop was the University of Connecticut in Mansfield, Connecticut, where he completed his graduation.
  • Cliff Robinson has a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death.

Picture of Cliff Robinson playing basketball
Caption: Picture of Cliff Robinson playing basketball (Photo: WRWG)

  • Cancer in Clifford Robinson was diffuse large B cell lymphoma.
  • During Clifford Robinson's NBA career, he played a variety of positions, including small forward, power forward, and center
  • The price range for Cliff Robinson's rookie card is $2.07-$256.99.
  • At the end of his career, Robinson had a defensive rating of 103.4.
  • The jersey numbers 3 and 30 were worn by Clifford Robinson in the game.
  • Cliff Robinson's height was 6 feet 8 inches or 2.03 M tall.