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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 from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Age: 34

Number: 3

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

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

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Power forward from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Age: 30

Number: 32

Teams: Detroit Pistons

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

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Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Power forward and Center from Greensboro, North Carolina

Age: 68

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, + more

Robert Allen McAdoo (born September 25, 1951) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he was a ...more

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Center from Houston, Texas

Age: 31

Number: 6

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

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

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Elton Brand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Power forward from Cortlandt Manor, Cortlandt, New York, United States of America

Age: 40

Number: 42

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls

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

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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
lior.kantor2003 added Point guard and Shooting guard from Seattle, Washington

Age: 39

Number: 11

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for ...more

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Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Power forward from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America

Age: 53

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, + more

Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and retired National Basketball Association player. He is the current men's head coach at Wake Forest. Manning ...more

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Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
RichardBeecher added Small forward from Paris, France

Age: 59

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers

Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...more

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J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard and Shooting guard from Cookeville, Tennessee

Age: 35

Number: 4

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

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

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Corey Maggette is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Melrose Park, Illinois

Age: 40

Number: 50

Teams: Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers

Corey Antoine Maggette (; born November 12, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He now plays professional ...more
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Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard and Small forward from Dayton, Ohio

Age: 55

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls

Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player and five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion. He played for four teams in the NBA ...more

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World B. Free is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 66

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, San Diego Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

World B. Free (born Lloyd Bernard Free; December 9, 1953) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1975 to 1988. Free ...more

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Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard from Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Age: 40

Teams: Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors

Baron Walter Louis Davis (born April 13, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player who is a studio analyst for The NBA on TNT. He is a two-time NBA All-Star. He was drafted with ...more

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Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Center from La Mesa, California, United States of America

Age: 67

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers

William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton played for John Wooden and the UCLA Bruins in the early 1970s, ...more

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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
ad516 added Point guard and Shooting guard from Memphis, Tennessee

Age: 33

Number: 3

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

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Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
slaft added Small forward and Power forward from South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

Age: 40

Number: 7

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers

Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979) is an American professional basketball player. As a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he won NBA ...more

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Randy Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time

Age: Dec. at 61 (1948-2009)

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, San Diego Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

Randolph "Randy" Smith (December 12, 1948 – June 4, 2009) was an American professional basketball player who set the NBA record for consecutive games played. From 1972–1982, Smith ...more

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Chris Kaman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Center from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Age: 37

Number: 35

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Christopher Zane Kaman (born April 28, 1982) is a German - American former professional basketball player. Kaman stands 7'0" (2.13 m) and weighs 265 pounds (120 kg). He was selected sixth ...more

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Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Point guard from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 50

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, + more

Samuel James Cassell Sr. (born November 18, 1969) is a former professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Drafted 24th overall in the 1993 NBA draft ...more

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Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
mandyclark25 added Small forward from Oakland, California, United States of America

Age: 42

Number: 34

Teams: Boston Celtics

Paul Anthony Pierce (born October 13, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player who played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently an analyst on ...more

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Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
TRENT13 added Small forward and Power forward from Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

Age: 31

Number: 8

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Danilo Gallinari (Italian pronunciation: [daˈniːlo ɡalliˈnaːri]; born August 8, 1988) is an Italian professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball ...more

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Quentin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Justin Adams added Shooting guard and Small forward from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Age: 39

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

Quentin L. Richardson (born April 13, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player, formerly was the director of player development for the Detroit Pistons of the National ...more
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Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
TRENT13 added Forward from Tarboro, North Carolina

Age: 25

Number: 5

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

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
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Terry Cummings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
slaft added Power forward from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Age: 58

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, + more

Robert Terrell Cummings (born March 15, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons as a power forward and ...more

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Patrick Beverley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added

Age: 31

Number: 21

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Patrick Beverley (born July 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a player for the Los Angeles Clippers. He played college basketball for Arkansas before ...more

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