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The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time

Updated February 21, 2020 15.4k votes 2.4k voters 43.6k 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 McAdoo1
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    Bob McAdoo

    Power forward, Center

    Age69

    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

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    #4 of 51 The Greatest UNC Tar Heels Basketball Players of All Time#26 of 69 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked

  • Blake Griffin2
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    Blake Griffin

    Power forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Number32

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

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

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    The Best Blake Griffin Dunks#229 of 242 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked

  • Chris Paul3
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    Chris Paul

    Point guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

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

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    The Coolest Chris Paul Signature Shoes, Ranked#448 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Elton Brand4
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    Elton Brand

    Power forward

    Age41

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

    Number42

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls

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

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    #35 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked#9 of 22 The Best NCAA Power Forwards of the 90s

  • DeAndre Jordan5
    621
    245

    Age32

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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

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    #11 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today#84 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

  • Jamal Crawford6
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    187

    Jamal Crawford

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age40

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Number11

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who ...  more

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    #8 of 46 The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time#13 of 51 The Best Current NBA Free-Throw Shooters

  • Lou Williams7
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    24

    Lou Williams

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Number3

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    Louis Williams may refer to: Louis Williams (American football) (born 1979), American...  more

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    #23 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#26 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Corey Maggette8
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    118

    Corey Maggette

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age41

    BirthplaceMelrose Park, Illinois

    Number50

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers

    Corey Antoine Maggette (; born November 12, 1979) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • World B. Free9
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    86

    World B. Free

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age67

    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

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    #16 of 25 The Best NBA Point Guards of the 1970s#8 of 26 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 80s

  • J. J. Redick10
    352
    168

    J. J. Redick

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age36

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    Number4

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

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

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    #2 of 76 The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time#30 of 53 The Best Current Wing Players in the NBA

  • Danny Manning11
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    Danny Manning

    Power forward

    Age54

    BirthplaceHattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America

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

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

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    #93 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#2 of 49 The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time

  • Ron Harper12
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    103

    Ron Harper

    Point guard, Small forward

    Age56

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

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

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

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    #11 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time#26 of 27 The Best '90s Point Guards

  • Dominique Wilkins13
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    188

    Dominique Wilkins

    Small forward

    Age60

    BirthplaceParis, France

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

    Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional...  more

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    #537 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#55 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • Baron Davis14
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    99

    Baron Davis

    Point guard

    Age41

    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

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    #7 of 66 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked#45 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

  • Bill Walton15
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    Age68

    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

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    #16 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#28 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

  • Danilo Gallinari16
    130
    31

    Danilo Gallinari

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceSant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

    Number8

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Danilo Gallinari (Italian pronunciation: [daˈniːlo ɡalliˈnaːri]; born August 8, 1988) is an...  more

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    #19 of 130 The Best European NBA Players of All Time#30 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

  • Montrezl Harrell17
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    13

    Montrezl Harrell

    Power forward, Center

    Age26

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Number5

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Montrezl Dashay Harrell (born January 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Lamar Odom18
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    113

    Lamar Odom

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age41

    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

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    #74 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#37 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

  • Sam Cassell19
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    60

    Sam Cassell

    Point guard

    Age51

    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

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    #126 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#49 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

  • Randy Smith20
    Randolph "Randy" Smith (December 12, 1948 – June 4, 2009) was an American professional...  more
  • Chris Kaman21
    179
    104

    Age38

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Number35

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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

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    #99 of 874 Big Grid relations#22 of 99 The Best NBA Players from Michigan

  • Patrick Beverley22
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    18

    Patrick Beverley

    Point guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number21

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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

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    #4 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#36 of 76 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

  • Quentin Richardson23
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    58

    Quentin Richardson

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

    Quentin L. Richardson (born April 13, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Tobias Harris24
    68
    25

    Tobias Harris

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceIslip, New York

    Number12

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    Tobias John Harris (born July 15, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Darius Miles25
    88
    37

    Darius Miles

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois, United States of America

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers

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