22 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 FULL-COURT PRESS WITH THE NELSON FAMILY The Legendary Family Opens Up About Family, Philanthropy, Faith, Heroes, and, of course, Basketball By AliciaWanek “Besides family, faith and friends, sports have defined the man I am today,” says Donnie Nelson, shown here on a Thanksgiving family vacation in Maui (2015). L to R: Joy and Don Nelson, Kathy Armstrong (Blake’s mom), Blake Armstrong, Christie Nelson Armstrong, Donnie and Charlotte Nelson, DJ Nelson (and Pebbles, Don and Joy’s dog).