Norm Nixon

Basketball Player

Norman Ellard "Norm" Nixon is a retired American professional basketball player for the NBA, who spent twelve seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers.

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1955 Birth Born on October 11, 1955.


1973 17 Years Old He was senior class president and named as the starting guard on the Georgia All-State team for 1973, after leading Southwest to the 1973 state high school basketball championship under coach Donald "Duck" Richardson. … Read More


1977 21 Years Old Nixon was the 22nd overall pick in the 1977 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
1979 23 Years Old Before they were married, both Nixon and Allen appeared in the 1979 film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (a film that also featured NBA stars Julius Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
1980 24 Years Old He played for the Lakers for six successful seasons and helped the Showtime Lakers win NBA championships in 1980 (4–2) and 1982 (4–2), both against the Philadelphia 76ers. The same two teams would meet in the 1983 NBA Finals, but Philadelphia won this series four games to none. In the 1978 (Seattle SuperSonics), 1979 (Seattle), and 1981 (Houston Rockets) playoffs, the Lakers were eliminated by the eventual Western Conference champion.
1982 26 Years Old He led the team in scoring in the 1982 playoffs.
1983 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In game one of the 1983 finals he had a violent collision with Andrew Toney of the 76ers early in the first quarter. … Read More
1984 28 Years Old In his first year with the Clippers, Nixon led the league in total assists and made the All-Star team for the second time in the 1984–85 season.
1985 29 Years Old After the 1985–86 season, he spent much of his later career on the injured list, spending more than two full seasons on the injured list before retiring for good at the end of the 1988–89 season. … Read More


1986 30 Years Old He missed the 1986–87 season after stepping into a hole during a softball game in New York City's Central Park during the summer of 1986 (July 23, 1986) and suffered severe damage to the tendon just above his left knee.
1987 31 Years Old Nixon ruptured his right Achilles tendon during a pre-season practice on November 4, 1987; the injury would cause him to miss the entire 1987–88 season. … Read More
1989 33 Years Old 1 More Event
After retiring from the NBA in March 1989, Nixon played for Scavolini Pesaro of the Italian major-league Serie A in April and May.
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