19 December 2012

Uganda: Getting to Know Norman Blick

Norman Blick guided Warriors to their second and his own fifth basketball league title. Blick who has won titles with Sky Jammers, Nkumba Marines, D'Mark Power and now Warriors is also in contention for his fifth MVP title.

Blick spoke to New Vision about his family, religious values and why his maiden accolade with Sky Jammers remains the most memorable.

Nickname: Kacumbali. I like hot-sauce.

Marital Status: Married to Sharon

I play like? Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He's all round.

Strength: My strength is in shooting. I am more of a shooting guard

Weakness: I fall short in defense

Career highlight: That was when I won my first time with Sky Jammers. That was the sweetest because we were really unknown. I enjoyed that victory more than the rest.

Lowest moment: That was when I played for Miracle in 2011. We looked good but we never got anywhere.


Best trick: I bounce ball through opponent's legs. They never grasp it

Best opponent: It's a tough one. I respect every opponent I come across. None of them really stands out

Best lesson: Basketball has taught me patience and teamwork which have effectively applied in other aspects of life


How would you best describe yourself? I am simple, God fearing and down to earth.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years? We are talking 2017. It would like to run an academy like Edgar Watson has done in soccer. I am actually studying sports science and management.

What sport would you have been involved in if you were not into basketball? I would be a good soccer player.


Favourite music: Any dance hall music

Favourite song: Ha... I have so many songs. There is a song called Do some by Konseans

Favourite music artiste: Sean Paul

Favourite movie: The Penguins of Madagascar, an American animated television series.

Favourite female celebrity: Ha... I am a very big fan Halle Berry an American actress

Dream wheels: Mercedes G-wagon

Ideal day off: I spend time with my three daughters at home


Best dish: Matooke and any sauce

Best drink: Guinness

Your message to the basketball fraternity: Players should stick to the fundamentals enjoy the game and put God first in everything they do.

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