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51. Norm Nixon
The unfortunate mid career trade for Byron Scott that took Norm Nixon from the Lakers to the Clippers may have extremely hurt his chances of getting in the Hall.  The Lakers did not need another point guard with Magic Johnson around though they did peacefully coexist through two titles together.  Nixon is number ten all time in assists per game even though he shared the ball with Magic for a few years. He was also a Laker for two of their title runs which we all tend to forget.  In his first full year in San Diego he led the league in assists and made his second All-Star game.  A solid rest of his career in the oblivion of the NBA does not highlight one of the quickest and best all around point guards of the 80's.



Should Norm Nixon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1995
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, San Diego Clippers
  • College: Duquesne
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 22nd Overall in 1977
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (2) (1982 & 1985)
    Most Minutes Played: (1) (1979-80)
    Most Assists: (1) (1983-84)
    Most Steals: (1) (1978-79)
    Eastern 8 Player of the Year (1) (1977)
    Championship Rings: (2) (Los Angeles Lakers 1979-80 & 1981-82)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (4) (1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82 & 1983-84)
    Top Ten Finishes: Three Point Field Goals (1) (1985-86)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (8) (1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84 & 1984-85)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (2) (1978-79 & 1980-81)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (9) (1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85 & 1985-86)
    Top Ten Finishes: Steals per Game (1) (1978-79)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 11.  Assists per Game: 8.3
    29.  Assists: 6,386

Should Norm Nixon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10.4%

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