Former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson is as competitive as they come. Perhaps that is why he respects and gets along so well with Knicks legend John Starks.
“John has been very active in the philanthropy. Doing what he can to give back ever since he has been in the league. Any time you have an opportunity to come out and support another fellow athlete. When it comes to dealing with giving back, you should always do what you can to lend your support,” Robinson told Jared Ginsberg of Class Act Sports while at John Starks’ bowling event fundraiser in Manhattan which took place in February.
The event raised money for the John Starks Foundation which Starks started in 1994, granting scholarships to kids who otherwise could not afford to go to college.
The eighteen-year veteran scored almost 20,000 points in his career while suiting up for five teams. He made the playoffs in 17 of those 18 seasons, and although he was never teammates with Starks, he saw him enough to know how good he was.
“You knew when you played against John, you would have to come out and compete. That’s one thing that he is very known for. Going out and competing to the top of his ability. Whether he was having a good game offensively or not, you knew you had to go out there and compete,” Robinson said.
The competitor in Robinson didn’t leave once he retired.
“I don’t see a lot of bowlers out there so I think I have an opportunity to win,” he told Class Act Sports.
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