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The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time

Updated February 21, 2020 14.8k votes 2.4k voters 44.1k views70 items

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A list of the best Los Angeles Clippers of all time. For many basketball fans, hearing the Clippers name elicits groans. This is a franchise that has managed to bungle nearly every positive situation that ever goes its way. The team was originally the Buffalo Braves, which formed in 1970, before moving to San Diego in 1978 and becoming the Clippers. Despite the team's cringeworthy history, the Clippers have had more than a few star players on its roster. The team's early years in Buffalo featured multiple Hall of Famers, including Bob McAdoo (who some consider to be the best player in the team's history) and Adrian Dantley. McAdoo along with Randy Smith are members of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

Upon moving to San Diego, the Clippers acquired Bill Walton. At the time, Walton was still considered one of the best big men of all time in spite of his foot problems. Besides Walton, those San Diego teams were less than memorable.

In recent years, the Los Angeles Clippers finally seem to have put together a roster of star players. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are two of the best current NBA players and some of its most popular. Both look set to be Clippers for years to come, showing the team's commitment to its greatest players. 

This is a list of the best Los Angeles Clippers of all time. If you see someone who is missing, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Los Angeles Clippers players in team history how you think it should look. 
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    Bob McAdoo

    Power forward, Center
    Robert Allen McAdoo (born September 25, 1951) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    Chris Paul

    Point guard
    Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    Blake Griffin

    Power forward
    Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    Elton Brand

    Power forward
    Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more

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    Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    Jamal Crawford

    Point guard, Shooting guard
    Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who ...  more
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    Corey Maggette

    Shooting guard, Small forward
    Corey Antoine Maggette (; born November 12, 1979) is an American professional basketball...  more
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    Lou Williams

    Point guard, Shooting guard
    Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    World B. Free

    Point guard, Shooting guard
    World B. Free (born Lloyd Bernard Free; December 9, 1953) is an American retired professional...  more

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    Danny Manning

    Power forward
    Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and retired...  more

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    J. J. Redick

    Shooting guard
    Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    Ron Harper

    Point guard, Small forward
    Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more

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    Dominique Wilkins

    Small forward
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    Baron Davis

    Point guard
    Baron Walter Louis Davis (born April 13, 1979) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player...  more

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    Montrezl Harrell

    Power forward, Center
    Montrezl Dashay Harrell (born January 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player...  more
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    Lamar Odom

    Small forward, Power forward
    Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979) is an American professional basketball player. As a...  more

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    Danilo Gallinari

    Power forward
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    Sam Cassell

    Point guard
    Samuel James Cassell Sr. (born November 18, 1969) is a former professional basketball player...  more

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    Christopher Zane Kaman (born April 28, 1982) is a German - American former professional...  more

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    Randolph "Randy" Smith (December 12, 1948 – June 4, 2009) was an American professional...  more
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    Patrick Beverley

    Point guard
    Patrick Beverley (born July 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who is...  more

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    Quentin Richardson

    Shooting guard, Small forward
    Quentin L. Richardson (born April 13, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    Tobias Harris

    Power forward
    Tobias John Harris (born July 15, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Darius Miles

    Shooting guard, Small forward
    Darius LaVar Miles (born October 9, 1981) is an American former professional basketball...  more