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February 21, 2013 | Times staff reports
Among the Lakers greats past and present to attend the memorial service for Jerry Buss on Thursday at Nokia Theater was former coach Pat Riley. "I think he was an incredible person from the standpoint of how he related to everybody," said the coach who helped cultivate the Showtime Era. Former guard Norm Nixon, who was with the Lakers at the start of their championship run in the 1980s, also attended the service. Nixon was only 22 when Buss purchased the team, but he spoke about the new owner's sensibilities.
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February 21, 2013 | Times staff reports
Among the Lakers greats past and present to attend the memorial service for Jerry Buss on Thursday at Nokia Theater was former coach Pat Riley. "I think he was an incredible person from the standpoint of how he related to everybody," said the coach who helped cultivate the Showtime Era. Former guard Norm Nixon, who was with the Lakers at the start of their championship run in the 1980s, also attended the service. Nixon was only 22 when Buss purchased the team, but he spoke about the new owner's sensibilities.
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October 29, 1985 | SAM McMANIS
Clipper management met with unsigned free agent Norm Nixon and Fred Slaughter, his agent, Monday afternoon for the first time in more than two weeks, and General Manager Carl Scheer said he is "guardedly optimistic" that Nixon eventually will sign. Slaughter said Nixon has come down from his previous asking price of $725,000 a year for four years, but he didn't reveal the latest figure. Scheer said he and team President Alan Rothenberg will talk with owner Donald T.
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August 29, 2012 | By Mark Medina
For much of his otherwise storied career, Jamaal Wilkes willingly conceded the spotlight on the Lakers' Showtime teams to Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But this time, Johnson and Abdul-Jabbar will let Wilkes take center stage. Wilkes' former teammates will be presenters Sept. 8 when he's inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Rick Barry, who played with Wilkes on the Golden State Warriors, will also be a presenter. So too will Wilkes' former UCLA teammate, Bill Walton.
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October 19, 1985 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
The Clippers, stalled for weeks in their effort to sign free-agent point guard Norm Nixon, are trying to trade him. One possible deal that General Manager Carl Scheer mentioned Friday is a three-team trade that would send Nixon to the Indiana Pacers. "Indiana really needs a guard, and it is the only team interested," Scheer said. "But we can't find a player we want (on the Pacers).
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August 28, 1987
The wife of Clipper guard Norm Nixon, actress Debbie Allen, has given birth to the couple's second child, Norman Ellard Nixon Jr.
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May 24, 1986
One thing is for sure, Byron Scott will never replace Norm Nixon--and boy did it show. BILL LANGLEY Pasadena
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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.
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June 14, 1986
If the Lakers plan to trade Michael Cooper, please consider the Clippers. That way we will still be able to see him (for a lot cheaper, too). We would love the renewed pairing of Norm Nixon and Coop, and the extinct Coop-a-loop. THOMAS and RUTH SMITH Los Angeles
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May 31, 1986
Over the past three seasons, it has appeared painfully obvious that the Lakers have not been nearly as exciting (nor talented) as they once were--four or five years ago. Laker management may not admit it, but what the team has been lacking can be summed up in two words: Norm Nixon. STAN NOBUTA Monterey Park
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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.
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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.
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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.
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April 10, 1989 | From Times wire services
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.
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March 17, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
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.
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December 24, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
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.
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June 13, 1987
It seems that Magic, Kareem and Worthy get all the ink. Let's mention Byron Scott. He stinks! If he would only be a non-factor in the important games, that would be fine. But he is such a negative factor. In Game 3 he shot 4 for 17, in Game 4, 3 for 10. Isn't it curious that Mr. Clutch (Jerry West) thinks so highly of Mr. Unclutch? Bring back Norm Nixon and Mike McGee. RONALD A. LEDERKRAMER Walnut
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August 29, 2012 | By Mark Medina
For much of his otherwise storied career, Jamaal Wilkes willingly conceded the spotlight on the Lakers' Showtime teams to Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But this time, Johnson and Abdul-Jabbar will let Wilkes take center stage. Wilkes' former teammates will be presenters Sept. 8 when he's inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Rick Barry, who played with Wilkes on the Golden State Warriors, will also be a presenter. So too will Wilkes' former UCLA teammate, Bill Walton.
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November 13, 1988 | Mike Downey
Norman Nixon was strolling over to stand beside his Clipper teammates at a party the other day, carrying a balloon in one hand and a cute, squirming little bundle in the other hand that happened to be 11-week-old Norman Nixon Jr., when he felt something attach itself to his left leg. It turned out to be his equally adorable, pigtailed daughter, Vivian, age 4, who was eager to tag along.
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October 8, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
A politician named Nixon would have scoffed at poll results that seem to put him out of the running before the campaign even starts. But a basketball player named Nixon, moments away from the start of the 1988-89 campaign, merely smiled. No matter that his findings said he should have dropped out of the race long ago. "There's no question," Norm Nixon said Friday afternoon, as the Clippers opened training camp at Cal Poly Pomona. "If you polled everyone, 99% of them would say that.
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