January 20, 1953|
|Died||September 16, 1982
Kansas City, Missouri
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Wendell Phillips Academy
|NBA draft||1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall|
|Selected by the Kansas City Kings|
|Number||52, 50, 54|
|1975–1980||Kansas City Kings|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,541 (10.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,209 (6.1 rpg)|
|Assists||560 (1.1 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
William Clintard "Bill" Robinzine (January 20, 1953 – September 16, 1982) was an American professional basketball player.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Robinzine grew to be a 6' 7" forward from DePaul University. He played seven seasons (1975–1982) in the NBA, competing for the Kansas City Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Utah Jazz. In the highlight footage of Darryl Dawkins shattering a backboard dunking at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium, Robinzine can be seen running away with his face in his hands during the play. When Dawkins gave a name to the dunk, part of the name was "Robinzine Cryin'"
While not much of a scorer, Robinzine was known as a tough rebounder and one of the better defensive players in the league at the power forward position. He played for the Kings for five seasons, and then was released to make room for Reggie King.
- Career stats @ basketball-reference.com
- "Robinzine Found Dead" @ query.nytimes.com
- "THE MYSTERY OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN ATHLETE" @ nytimes.com