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The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. The team is located in Los Angeles, California and play their home games in the Staples Center. The Staples Center has a capacity of 19,060 and opened in 1999. The team plays in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference and is currently coached by Vinny Del Negro. The team was founded in 1970 in Buffalo as the Buffalo Braves before moving to San Diego for the start of the 1978 season where they changed their name to the Clippers. In 1984, the team moved to Los Angeles where they remain to this day.
Throughout the course of their history, the Clippers have struggled to gain any sort of consistency. The Clippers have made eight playoff appearances in their more than 40 year history, compiling an all-time record of 1271-2183, good enough for a .368 winning percentage. The team has only made it past the first round of the playoffs three times in 1975-76, 2005-06, and in 2011-12. The team has also never won a league title, or a conference title, or a division title in their entire history. Eleven different Clippers have made the All-Star team as Clippers. Bob McAdoo is the only Clipper to win Most Valuable Player when he won the award in 1975. Four different Clippers players have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame, Adrian Dantley, Bob McAdoo, and Bill Walton as well as Dominique Wilkins who joined the team for a year at the end of his career.
The Clippers have one main rival, the Los Angeles Lakers. The so-called “Hallway Series” pits the two teams that share the Staples Center off against one another. The Lakers have had a long-successful history while the Clippers since the franchise’s move from Buffalo have been categorically awful with the Lakers making the playoffs in all but two years while the Clippers have made the playoffs only four times since their move to Los Angeles. Since their move to Los Angeles, the Clippers have finished ahead of the Lakers only once in the 2005-06 season.