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About Los Angeles Clippers
History of the Los Angeles Clippers
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 was 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 would grow with Paul feeding them passes. Prior to Chris Paul playing a game in L.A., Griffin coined the term "Lob City" as the new nickname for the Los Angeles Clippers. 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!
Most Recent Season
Prior to the 2017-18 season, Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for a multitude of players, one first round pick, and cash. Those players that are still on the Clippers roster from the trade include Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, and Montrezel Harrell. It was the first time Paul was not on the roster since 2011. During the middle of the season, Blake Griffin was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanović, and two draft picks. With Griffin gone, it was officially then end of the Lob City era in LA. This most recent season was also DeAndre Jordan’s last season on the Clippers after 10 years. He has since signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks. It was also the last season for Austin Rivers (head coach Doc River’s son) as a Clipper, as he was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Marcin Gortat. The Clippers finished the regular season 42-40, subsequently missing the playoffs.
With the departure of Paul, Griffin, and Jordan, the Los Angeles Clippers are officially in rebuilding mode. They have a lot of young talent that could prove to make an impact one day. Doc Rivers is a very successful coach having won an NBA Coach of the Year, an NBA Championship and has been named 2X NBA All-Star Game head coach. He has the skills to bring young players together to create an effect and cohesive team. The 2018-19 Los Angeles Clippers season will begin on October 17th at home against the Denver Nuggets. Throughout the season the Clippers will have to face their division rivals including the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, and Phoenix Suns. Will you be at the Staples Center this season to cheer on your favorite team? The Clippers have made it to the postseason six out of the last seven seasons. Hopes are high that they will be able to return yet again and fight for a playoff run. TicketNetwork has all your access to Los Angeles Clippers tickets. Check out our vast selection of Los Angeles Clippers tickets and grab yours today!