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The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time

Updated February 21, 2020 15.6k votes 2.3k voters 42.9k 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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  • 1
    Bob McAdoo
    761
    202

    Bob McAdoo

    Power forward, Center

    Age68

    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Buffalo Braves, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers

    Robert Allen McAdoo (born September 25, 1951) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Blake Griffin
    972
    291

    Blake Griffin

    Power forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Number32

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

    Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Chris Paul
    1,037
    330

    Chris Paul

    Point guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

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

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  • 4
    Jamal Crawford
    505
    177

    Jamal Crawford

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age39

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Number11

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who ... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    DeAndre Jordan
    636
    244

    Age31

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Elton Brand
    476
    172

    Elton Brand

    Power forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceCortlandt, Cortlandt Manor, New York, United States of America

    Number42

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls

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  • 7
    Lou Williams
    232
    18

    Lou Williams

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Number3

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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  • 8
    Ron Harper
    249
    94

    Ron Harper

    Point guard, Small forward

    Age55

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls

    Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    World B. Free
    254
    83

    World B. Free

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age66

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    TeamsPhiladelphia 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    J. J. Redick
    362
    168

    J. J. Redick

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    Number4

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Corey Maggette
    282
    119

    Corey Maggette

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceMelrose Park, Illinois

    Number50

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers

    Corey Antoine Maggette (; born November 12, 1979) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Dominique Wilkins
    394
    187

    Dominique Wilkins

    Small forward

    Age59

    BirthplaceParis, France

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers

    Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Danny Manning
    323
    153

    Danny Manning

    Power forward

    Age53

    BirthplaceHattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

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  • 14
    Danilo Gallinari
    130
    24

    Danilo Gallinari

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceSant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

    Number8

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    Danilo Gallinari (Italian pronunciation: [daˈniːlo ɡalliˈnaːri]; born August 8, 1988) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Baron Davis
    227
    99

    Baron Davis

    Point guard

    Age40

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors

    Baron Walter Louis Davis (born April 13, 1979) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Bill Walton
    215
    95

    Age67

    BirthplaceLa Mesa, California, United States of America

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers

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

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  • 17
    Montrezl Harrell
    96
    11

    Age25

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Number5

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Dashay Harrell (born January 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Lamar Odom
    204
    115

    Lamar Odom

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceSouth Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Number7

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers

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

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  • 19
    Sam Cassell
    139
    60

    Sam Cassell

    Point guard

    Age50

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets

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

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  • 20
    Randy Smith
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  • 21
    Chris Kaman
    182
    108

    Age37

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Number35

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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  • 22
    Patrick Beverley
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  • 23
    Tobias Harris
    72
    23

    Tobias Harris

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceIslip, New York

    Number12

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

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  • 24
    Quentin Richardson
    103
    59

    Quentin Richardson

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

    Quentin L. Richardson (born April 13, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Darius Miles
    89
    36

    Darius Miles

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age38

    BirthplaceUSA, Illinois, Belleville

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers

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