DeVaughn Nixon To Play His Dad Norm Nixon In HBO’s Showtime Lakers Pilot

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DeVaughn Nixon To Play His Dad Norm Nixon In HBO’s Showtime Lakers Pilot
Exclusive: In an art-imitates-life casting, DeVaughn Nixon has been tapped to play his dad, Norm Nixon, in HBO’s pilot about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.

Written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla), the Untitled Showtime Lakers Project is based on Jeff Pearlman’s nonfiction book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.

Executive producer Adam McKay is directing the pilot, which chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.

DeVaughn Nixon’s Norm Nixon is a debonair playboy who overcomes insurmountable odds to become the All-Star point guard of the Lakers. He expertly maneuvers the complexities of NBA stardom, until talented young rookie Magic Johnson (Quincy Isaiah) arrives in L.A.

Norm Nixon spent 12 seasons with the Los Angeles
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