Norman Nixon is a former professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA's San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers. He played four full seasons at Duquesne University where, he averaged 17.2 points-per-game, 5.5 assists-per-game, and 4 rebounds-per-game.
Nixon was the 22nd overall pick in the 1977 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played for the Lakers for six successful seasons and helped the Showtime Lakers win NBA championships in 1980 and 1982, both against the Philadelphia 76ers .A 2-time NBA All-Star, he led the Lakers in socring during the 1982 playoffs. Nixon was eventually traded to the clippers for sharpshooter Byron Scott. Nixon would be an all-star there and lead the league in assits during the 1984-1985 season. During his NBA career, Nixon scored 12,065 points (15.7 points per game) and had 6,386 assists (8.3) in 768 games played.
In his retirement years, Nixon concentrated on several business ventures, and served one season as radio commentator for the Clippers, as well as doing analyst work for KABC-TV's NBA post-game shows during the mid-2000s. Subsequently, he was hired by Fox Sports as studio color analyst for all Lakers home games, working alongside studio host Bill McDonald during pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage.