Los Angeles Clippers


Full NameLos Angeles Clippers

Nick NameLA Clippers


GroundStaples Center

Team Owner(s)Steve Ballmer

Prominent PlayersKawhi Leonard, Paul George,Terrance Mann, Eric Bledsoe, Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, Ivica Zubac


The Los Angeles Clippers are an American Basketball team competing in the Western Conference Pacific division of the NBA. The Clippers were founded in 1970 and play their home games at Staples Center. The LA Clippers are one of the few teams to have never won the NBA Championship or the Conference title.

Clippers history

From 1973-1976, the Clippers (Buffalo Braves at that time) reached the conference semifinals three times in a row, losing each time. The Clippers had to wait close to two decades for their next playoff appearance in 1991-92. In their 48 seasons of existence, the Los Angeles Clippers have managed to reach the NBA Playoffs only 13 times and the farthest they have advanced in the Playoffs in the Conference Semifinals. The Clippers' fortunes changed in the early 2010s with the acquisition of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. Clippers won the Division title for the first time in 2013 and they repeated as Division Champions in 2014. Some of the most prominent Clippers are Bob McAdoo, Moses Malone, Elton Brand etc.

Clippers in recent years

With the additions of Griffin and Paul, the Clippers organization improved on a consistent basis. They reached the playoffs seven times between 2012 and 2019. Nicknamed "Lob City", the Clippers were purchased by Steve Ballmer from Donald Sterling and that's when the revolution truly began. He started off by hiring Jerry West to serve as their special consultant. Jerry was the architect who began the dynasty that was built by the Lakers in 2000 to 2002.

Chris Paul was sent to the Houston Rockets in a trade package which saw the Clippers receive Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Montrezl Harrell, Sam Dekker, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a future first round pick, and cash considerations. Another acquisition by the Clippers was of Danilo Gallinari involving a three-team trade. They soon moved Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Tobias Harris, Bojan Marjanovic and Avery Bradley.

Despite making playoffs consistently, the Clippers were not making a deep run during the postseason. This led the team to make a move for Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, instantly making the Clippers title favorites. Their first season together ended in a “bubble” of disappointment as they blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in the second round with key players floundering on the biggest stage. They parted ways with Doc Rivers and Tyronn Lue was promoted to the position of head coach. Their second season was a redemption season. Both Kawhi and PG13 made an All-NBA Team. The Clippers were looking favourites to come out of the West until Kawhi’s injury. They still made a valiant effort and took the Suns to six games in the Western Conference Finals.

Los Angeles Clippers Record - Last 10 Seasons

SeasonDivision FinishConference FinishRecordPlayoffs
2020-212nd4th47-25Lost Conf Finals
2019-202nd2nd49-23Lost Second Round
2018-192nd8th48-34Lost First Round
2016-172nd4th51-31Lost First Round
2015-162nd4th53-29Lost First Round
2014-152nd3rd56-26Lost Conf Semifinals
2013-141st3rd57-25Lost Conf Semifinals
2012-131st4th56-26Lost First Round
2011-122nd5th40-26Lost Conf Semifinals

Current Roster

Sl. No.PlayerPositionJersey No.
1Kawhi LeonardForward2
2Paul GeorgeGuard13
3Eric BledsoeGuard22
4Nicolas BatumForward33
5Serge IbakaForward9
6Luke KennardGuard5
7Ivica ZubacCenter40
8Jay ScrubbGuard0
9Brandon Boston Jr.Guard4
10Keon JohnsonGuard45
11Terrance MannForward14
12Marcus MorrisForward8
13Reggie JacksonGuard1
14Isiah HartensteinCenter55
15Amir CoffeyForward7
16Jason PrestonGuard17
17Justise WinslowForward20

Head Coach: Tyronn Lue

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