Los Angeles Clippers home games have been played at Crypto.com Arena, formerly known as the Staples Center, on South Figueroa since the fall of 1999. A beautiful multi-purpose arena in the heart of downtown LA, Crypto.com Arena serves as the home arena for the Clippers, Lakers, and Kings. Also known to be an amazing venue for concerts, Crypto.com Arena is the premier entertainment location for the Los Angeles area.
Adorned with statues outside the venue to honor legends of the past, Crypto.com Arena pays homage to Wayne Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Oscar De La Hoya, Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Luc Robitaille, and Shaquille O’Neal.
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Still searching for their first NBA championship and always playing second fiddle in Los Angeles behind the popular Lakers organization, the Los Angeles Clippers have been struggling to make a name for themselves ever since they moved to LA in 1984 (from San Diego, originally Buffalo).
Clippers basketball came to be back in 1970, when they were an NBA expansion team known as the Buffalo Braves. Under head coach Jack Ramsey, the Braves had success with star forward (and future Hall of Famer) Bob McAdoo. The success was short-lived as bad business deals resulted in the sale of the team and trades that depleted their talent. By 1978, the club was sold to Celtics owner Irv Levin who moved the team to San Diego.
Renamed as the Clippers, San Diego saw a winning record in their first season under new head coach Gene Shue. However, they did not make the playoffs and wouldn’t see another winning record for 13 seasons. Even with superstar players World B. Free and Bill Walton, the team still struggled.
New ownership resulted in another move for the team, this time to its current home in Los Angeles. Plagued with injuries and older players, the Clippers went through a number of miserable seasons. Things were looking up in the early 90s with Danny Ferry, Reggie Williams, Ken Norman, Danny Manning, Charles Smith, and Loy Vaught under the coaching prowess of Larry Brown. Two years of playoff berths had hopes up in LA, but the team began to fall apart again after Brown left for Indiana. Frequent changes to the roster never allowed the team to coalesce.
A new millennium brought new life to the Clippers with young stars in Elton Brand, Lamar Odom, and the acquisition of Andre Miller. However, true to form, player turnover continued to plague the team.
In fact, it wasn’t until the Clippers drafted Blake Griffin out of the University of Oklahoma in 2009 that they began to put together a winning formula. Joining DeAndre Jordan on the court, Griffin immediately became a star. A blockbuster 2011 trade brought Chris Paul to the team and suddenly the Clippers were a powerhouse NBA team with high expectations. 2013 brought Doc Rivers to Los Angeles following his nine year coaching stint in Boston that brought a title there.
The pieces were falling into place when the team was rocked by a scandal at the ownership level. After a tumultuous period that tested the franchise, the Clippers were purchased by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. However, the turnover did not end with ownership. While Doc Rivers remained in place, Griffin, Paul, and Jordan have all left LA. Struggling through the 2017-2018 season to a record of 42-40 the Clippers did not advance to the postseason. It ended their streak of 50+ win seasons at five and their playoff streak which had started in 2011. The 2019-2020 season ended with a 49-23 record, which pushed them into the pandemic playoff bubble. After advancing past the Mavericks in a six game first round series, the Clippers lost a tough one against the Nuggets in round two. Doc Rivers was let go and the Clippers brought in Tyronn Lue to be the new coach.
His team has a ton of talent and is led by Kawhi Leonard. As if that weren’t enough, the Clippers also have Paul George. Ivica Zubac remains with the club. Patrick Beverley and Marcus Morris are solid starters and the addition of veteran Serge Ibaka, who reunited with Leonard, could prove to be a great move.
The Clippers needed help at point guard. They would find it at the NBA trade deadline by securing Rajon Rondo from Atlanta in exchange for Lou Williams and two future second round draft picks.
Lue has been working to transition his new team into a higher functioning squad. His first season was extremely productive as he brought this team to a record of 47-25. Placing second in the Pacific Division, Los Angeles met up with a tough Mavericks squad in the first round of the playoffs. Coming back from a 3-2 series deficit, the Clippers imposed their will upon Dallas and emerged to face off against the Utah Jazz. Another tough opponent, Utah threw everything they had at the Clippers but it wasn’t enough. Los Angeles eliminated Utah in six games.
Advancing to the Conference Finals for the first time in team history, Clippers fans were ecstatic. Only the Phoenix Suns stood in the way of their first NBA Finals appearance. Phoenix jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Heading back to Crypto.com Arena for game three, the Clippers cut the lead in half before losing a tight game four. With the backs against the wall, Los Angeles made a statement with a decisive game five win in Phoenix. However, the counterpunch by Phoenix in game six was a fatal blow that ended the Clippers awesome playoff run.
While disappointed about how the season ended, Clippers fans remain excited for the future of this club. The hope is that next season this group comes back even stronger, hungry to avenge the playoff loss. Could Tyron Lue and his group make it all the way back and beyond in the 2021-2022 season? Click here for more information about the Los Angeles Clippers.