The Los Angeles Clippers are based in Los Angeles, California, and competes in the Pacific Division of the NBA's Western Conference. The Clippers play their home games at the Staples Center, an arena shared with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Sparks,the Los Angeles Kings.
The franchise was founded in 1970 and were called the Buffalo Braves, one of three expansion teams to join the NBA that year. The Braves moved to San Diego, California in 1978 and became known as the San Diego Clippers. In 1984, the Clippers moved to Los Angeles. Through much of its history, the franchise failed to see significant regular season or playoff success. The Clippers are frequently seen as an example of what a losing team looks like in American professional sports.
The Clippers' fortunes turned in the early 2010s with the acquisition of core players Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, and in 2013 the franchise won its first division title and made the playoffs for the ninth time in franchise history. They also added to their budding rivalry with the Lakers by finishing with a better record than the Lakers for the fifth time and won the season series for the second time since moving to Los Angeles in 1984. They repeated as division champions in 2014.
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