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The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time  

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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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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie ...more
2
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Power forward
Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
3
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Power forward, Center
Robert Allen "Bob" McAdoo is a retired American professional basketball player who spent a 14-year career playing the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball ...more
4
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Center
Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
5
Elton Brand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Power forward
Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player and the current general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association ...more
6
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
lior.kantor2003 added Point guard, Shooting guard
Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player and free agent who played last for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He led ...more
7
Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Power forward
Daniel Ricardo "Danny" Manning is an American college basketball coach and retired National Basketball Association player. He is the current men's head coach at Wake Forest. After ...more
8
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
RichardBeecher added Small forward
Jacques Dominique Wilkins is a retired American professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star, and one of the best ...more
9
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard, Shooting guard
Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more
10
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard, Small forward
Ronald "Ron" Harper is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6-foot-6-inches, his position was ...more
11
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
ad516 added Point guard, Shooting guard
Louis Tyrone Williams (born October 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected out of high ...more
12
Corey Maggette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Corey Antoine Maggette is an American former professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He currently works as an analyst for Fox Sports.
13
World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
World B. Free is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1975–1988. Free was known as the "Prince of Midair" as well as "All-World".
14
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
slaft added Small forward, Power forward
Lamar Joseph Odom is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 and won the 2009 and 2010 NBA championship with ...more
15
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Center
William Theodore "Bill" Walton III is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins ...more
16
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard
Baron Walter Louis Davis is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. A two-time ...more
17
Randy Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Randolph "Randy" Smith was an American professional basketball player who set the NBA record for consecutive games played. From 1972-1982, Smith played in every regular season game, en ...more
18
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard
Samuel James "Sam" Cassell is a retired American professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. The 6 ft 3 in, 185 lb point guard was selected ...more
19
Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Center
Christopher Zane Kaman is an American-German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Kaman stands 7'0" and weighs 265 pounds. He was ...more
20
Quentin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Justin Adams added Shooting guard, Small forward, Swingman
Quentin L. Richardson is a retired American professional basketball player, currently serving as the director of player development for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball ...more
21
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
TRENT13 added Small forward, Power forward
Danilo Gallinari (born August 8, 1988) is an Italian professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After spending his first four ...more
22
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
TRENT13 added Forward
Montrezl Dashay Harrell (born January 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
23
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Small forward
Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Pierce was a high school McDonald's ...more
24
Brent Barry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
gerard-ocón added Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward
Brent Robert Barry is an American retired professional basketball player. He is the son of former NBA player Rick Barry. The 6 ft 7 in, 210 lb shooting guard played professionally in the ...more
25
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
RichardBeecher added Shooting guard, Small forward
Adrian Delano Dantley is a retired American basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association. A forward/guard and six-time NBA All-Star, he was inducted into the ...more