39 Facts About Los Angeles Clippers


Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

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The Clippers compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Pacific Division in the league's Western Conference.

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Los Angeles Clippers' reputation improved during the 2010s, which saw them transform into consistent postseason contenders.

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Los Angeles Clippers preferred a fast playing style with many scoring opportunities.

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Los Angeles Clippers finished second overall in NBA scoring average, with 28.

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Clippers' early days in Los Angeles were marred with many seasons of hapless performances.

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In February 1994, the Los Angeles Clippers traded Manning to the Atlanta Hawks for Dominique Wilkins.

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From 1994 to 1999, the Los Angeles Clippers played several games annually at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, sharing the venue with the NHL's Ducks and the Splash indoor soccer team.

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Los Angeles Clippers won the first overall pick in the 1998 Draft Lottery and selected center Michael Olowokandi from University of the Pacific.

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The Los Angeles Clippers sent Lamond Murray to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Derek Anderson and Johnny Newman.

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Since February 2011, the Los Angeles Clippers have sold out every regular season and postseason home game, behind the popularity of stars Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, and Chris Paul.

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The Clippers completed the building of a practice facility in the Playa Vista development.

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Midway through the season, the Los Angeles Clippers traded Marko Jaric and Lionel Chalmers to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Sam Cassell and a lottery-protected first round pick in the 2006 NBA draft.

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The Los Angeles Clippers received the 14th draft pick from the NBA lottery in the 2007 NBA Draft, selecting Al Thornton.

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The Los Angeles Clippers acquired guard Jason Hart from the Utah Jazz, in exchange for guard Brevin Knight, and signed Ricky Davis to a one-year deal.

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The Los Angeles Clippers indicated that Baylor had retired from his post, and as a result, head coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

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However, the Los Angeles Clippers showed strength when three of their first four wins came from the top teams in the Western Conference.

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In December 2011, the Los Angeles Clippers signed Caron Butler to a $24 million deal and claimed veteran point guard Chauncey Billups three days later.

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An 11-year NBA veteran and former NBA All-Star, Martin joined the Los Angeles Clippers after signing with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association the previous summer.

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The Clippers won 12 of their next 14 games, including road wins over the defending champions Dallas Mavericks and the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder, clinching their fifth playoff berth since their 1976 conference semifinals loss to the Boston Celtics before a dominating home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 16,2012.

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The Los Angeles Clippers relied on their bench during that game, and they came through, scoring all but two of their points in the fourth quarter.

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On July 3,2013, the Los Angeles Clippers traded Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns for Jared Dudley and JJ Redick.

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Los Angeles Clippers had previously been a part of an ownership group that had unsuccessfully attempted to move the Sacramento Kings to that city, but later stated no intention to relocate the team.

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Griffin missed half of the season and the Los Angeles Clippers finished with the fourth playoff seed before being then eliminated in the first round of the 2016 playoffs by the fifth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers.

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The Los Angeles Clippers won their last seven games and earned the fourth playoff seed by defeating the Sacramento Kings in the final game of the season.

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The Clippers faced the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs, but lost in seven games.

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For George, the Los Angeles Clippers traded Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, four unprotected first-round picks, a protected first-round pick, and two pick swaps.

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The Clippers lost the conference finals in six games to the Phoenix Suns, preventing them from reaching their first NBA Finals.

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In March 2020, Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, reached an agreement with the Madison Square Garden Company to buy The Forum, eliminating any opposition related to the construction of the Los Angeles Clippers' new arena.

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On July 25,2019, the Los Angeles Clippers released images of the proposed arena with the construction planned to begin in 2021 and completed in fall 2024 following the expiration of the Los Angeles Clippers' lease with the Staples Center.

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On September 17,2021, the Los Angeles Clippers unveiled the first renditions of the new arena with an expected cost of up to $2 billion.

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The Los Angeles Clippers wore red uniforms on a number of occasions in 1984.

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In 1987, the Los Angeles Clippers uniforms changed to a set that remained mostly intact until 2010.

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Later on, the Los Angeles Clippers unveiled a blue alternate uniform which spelled the city name in red with white trim.

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In 2010, the Los Angeles Clippers changed their uniforms, adjusting the stripes and letters.

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Later on, the Los Angeles Clippers added a blue alternate uniform and a sleeved baby blue alternate uniform; both designs featured the city name in white and numerals in red.

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Los Angeles Clippers unveiled their new Nike Association and Icon uniform designs on August 11,2017.

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Los Angeles Clippers hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA.

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In 2022, the Los Angeles Clippers launched their own direct-to-consumer streaming service for non-national Los Angeles Clippers games.

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