April 12, 2006
Re "He's heavy -- and he's definitely not my brother," Opinion, April 9 My friend, you can only begin to feel my pain. DAVID NIXON Northridge David Nixon is not related to Richard or Norm Nixon.
May 8, 1999
I suppose most basketball fans would be as hard-pressed as Mark Heisler [May 5] was to recall any great Clipper moments in the Sports Arena. Please let me mention one. Back in the '80s, maybe because I was just a little sick of the Lakers and their nothing-but-the-best fans, I decided to become a Clipper fan. My greatest memory came in the last game of the '87 season, when Michael Cage needed 28 (or was it 29?) rebounds to pass Charles Oakley and lead the league. As time was winding down, you could hear play-by-play man Ralph Lawler screaming "Rebound, Cage" after every missed shot, even without a radio.
July 31, 1993
With so many modern athletes who do little but complain about the public, media, teammates, coaches and management, Byron Scott's comments regarding the end of his Laker career were a breath of fresh air. No bitterness, no remorse. Nothing but words of understanding, warm memories and good wishes for all. Many of us longtime Laker fans remember the difficult situation Byron encountered replacing the popular Norm Nixon. His growth and maturity as a player helped the Lakers to three championships.
April 10, 1989 |
American basketball star Norm Nixon made a successful debut for Scavolini Pesaro on Sunday as his team downed Philips Milan 72-71 in the next-to-last round of the Italian major league regular season. Nixon, formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers, scored 10 points and made decisive defensive moves. His American teammate, Darren Daye, scored 25 points. Bob McAdoo, the American veteran of Philips, was the game's top scorer with 38 points, although he played for only 35 minutes.
March 17, 1989 |
Clipper guard Norm Nixon, saying he wanted to end his career "with some dignity rather than go out riding the bench," announced his retirement Thursday, just 19 games before the end of his 10th season in the National Basketball Assn. Nixon had been disappointed about playing as a reserve in recent weeks, just as he was reaching a consistent level after a pair of career-threatening injuries that had caused him to miss the previous two seasons. He had averaged only 18.
December 24, 1988 |
The team from Macon, small in stature and reputation, wasn't supposed to beat the big schools from Atlanta and win the Georgia high school basketball title in 1973, but it did, led by Norm Nixon, all-state guard and senior class president. "We went and kicked their butts in the state tournament, and they still called us flukes," the star of the winning team recalled.