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Happy birthday

Dec. 3, 1951

Jim Brewer

(age 62)

Brewer played power forward for the Trail Blazers in 1979-80, in the middle of a pro career that began in 1973 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Maywood, Ill., native, listed at 210 pounds as a player, earned an NBA championship ring in 1982 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He starred at the University of Minnesota, which retired his No. 52 jersey, and finished his NBA career with 4,099 points (5.8 per game) and 4,458 rebounds (6.3).