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The Los Angeles Clippers are often viewed as a second-class team in the city of Los Angeles, having to share the spotlight with the Lakers. That spotlight is starting to shine a little brighter on the Clippers since late 2011, when the Clippers traded for star point guard Chris Paul, creating one of the most exciting teams in the NBA.
In addition to Paul, the excitement that surrounds the Clippers roster is due to the high-flying frontline of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. The two gained a reputation in the 2010/2011 season for the amount of alley-oops and put-back dunks they had, a number that should grow with Paul feeding them passes. Before Chris Paul played a game in L.A., Griffin coined the term "Lob City" as the new nickname for the Los Angeles Clippers. While everyone is excited about the future, the history of the Clippers franchise has not been as great.
Before ever moving to the warm weather of Los Angeles, the Clippers franchise began in chilly Buffalo. The Buffalo Braves joined the NBA, along with the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers, in the 1970 season. Following the 1978 season, the team relocated to San Diego, where they would only last six seasons before heading to their final destination of Los Angeles. In all that time, the Clippers have been known as one of the worst franchises in the NBA, if not all of sports. They have failed to ever win a division title, let alone a NBA Championship. In fact, the Clippers have played in only nine playoff series ever; that's less than the Lakers have championships!
Shedding that losing culture won't be easy for the Clippers, but with players like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in the fold, they are on the right track. If you are interested in seeing "Lob City" for yourself, TicketNetwork can help connect you to the Los Angeles Clipper tickets that you want, whether at the Staples Center or any other NBA arena.