The Los Angeles Clippers is a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. They are based in Los Angeles, California.

Team Profile

The Los Angeles Clippers, also known simply as the LA Clippers or Clippers, were established in 1970. They play in the National Basketball Association in the Western Conference and the Pacific Division.

Their current home arena is Arena in Los Angeles, California. Their team colors are royal blue, red, black, silver, and white. They are affiliated with the Ontario Clippers in the NBA G League.

As of 2024, the team’s Head Coach is Tyronn Lue.


The Clippers joined the NBA in the 1970-71 season. The team’s first head coach for the 1970-71 season was Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes.

In the 1974-75 season, the Clippers entered the playoffs for the very first time in their franchise history.

Bob McAdoo was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, averaging 34.5 points, 14.1 rebounds, and 2.12 blocks per game, while shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 80.5 percent from the free-throw line. In the following season, the Clippers once again made it to the playoffs but were driven out in the opening round itself.

Country United States United States
City Los Angeles, California
Founded 1970
Ground Arena
Nickname Clippers
Coach Tyronn Lue

The team is owned by Steve Ballmer, the General Manager is Trent Redden and the Team President is Lawrence Frank.

Star player McAdoo was also sold to the New York Knicks due to a financial crisis at the end of the season.

In 1984, the team was shifted to Los Angeles in California and began to play at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

The head coach was Jim Lynam and the new players were Harvey Catchings, Junior Bridgeman, and Marques Johnson, all of which were traded from the Milwaukee Bucks. In the first season, this team had a 31-51 record which was a very disappointing one.

The Clippers posted the 2nd worst record of 12-70 in the 1986-87 season in the history of the NBA and narrowly avoided the worst record of all time of 9-73 that was set in 1972-73 by the Philadelphia 76ers.

In the 1991-92 season, the Clippers made yet another change in the coach. Larry Brown was appointed as the new coach. Brown led the team with a 45-37 record at the end of the season.

It was the franchise’s first winning season after a long period of 13 years. The team also achieved a record, which was better than the Los Angeles Lakers record. The Clippers made it to the playoffs after 16 long struggling years but were eliminated in the first round by the Utah Jazz.

In 2020-21 under Tyronn Lue, the Clippers reached the Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history, but a season-ending injury to Kawhi Leonard didn’t help as they lost that series to the Phoenix Suns.

Notable Players

Notable players who have been part of the Los Angeles Clippers roster at one point or another include Bill Walton, Bob McAdoo, Moses Malone, Dominique Wilkins, and Grant Hill.

Popular players on the current roster include Brandon Boston, Kobe Brown, James Harden, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook and Bones Hyland.

Major Achievements

  • 2 Division Titles

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