2. Uncle Cliffy, Cliff Robinson
When the Blazers drafted Cliff Robinson in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft, they probably didn’t realize the impact he would have. Robinson played for the Blazers from 1989 to 1997 and was a key player on the teams that made it to the NBA finals in 1990 and 1992.
He was a versatile forward who could score, rebound, and defend at a high level. Robinson was also a two-time All-Star, but he is often overshadowed by other players from his era.
Despite his accomplishments, Robinson is often overlooked when considering the top players in Blazers history. Like Porter, he played in an era when the NBA was dominated by superstars and on Blazers teams stacked with all-stars.
He was often seen as a role player rather than a true superstar. While he was a key contributor to successful teams, he never quite achieved the level of individual recognition that some of his teammates did.