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The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time

Updated February 21, 2020 15.7k votes 2.3k voters 43.3k 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 on Wikipedia
  • 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 on Wikipedia

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  • Chris Paul3
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    Chris Paul

    Point guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina

    Number3

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

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

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  • Jamal Crawford4
    506
    185

    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 on Wikipedia
  • DeAndre Jordan5
    640
    249

    Age32

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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

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  • Elton Brand6
    481
    176

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Lou Williams7
    236
    22

    Lou Williams

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Number3

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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  • Ron Harper8
    249
    100

    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 on Wikipedia
  • World B. Free9
    256
    89

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Corey Maggette10
    285
    122

    Corey Maggette

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age41

    BirthplaceMelrose Park, Illinois

    Number50

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers

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  • J. J. Redick11
    366
    172

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Danny Manning12
    327
    154

    Danny Manning

    Power forward

    Age54

    BirthplaceHattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America

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

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  • Dominique Wilkins13
    394
    192

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Danilo Gallinari14
    133
    26

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Bill Walton15
    217
    96

    Age68

    BirthplaceLa Mesa, California, United States of America

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

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  • Baron Davis16
    228
    102

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Montrezl Harrell17
    99
    11

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Lamar Odom18
    208
    115

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Cassell19
    140
    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Randy Smith20
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  • Chris Kaman21
    183
    108

    Age38

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Number35

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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  • Patrick Beverley22
    93
    19

    Patrick Beverley

    Point guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number21

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

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  • Tobias Harris23
    72
    24

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Quentin Richardson24
    105
    59

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Darius Miles25
    91
    36

    Darius Miles

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois, United States of America

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers

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