Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers both play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Both teams are based in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Lakers have won 17 NBA Championships since their founding in 1946, while the Clippers have never won a championship, conference or division.

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Los Angeles Lakers
Conference Western conference Western conference
Division Pacific division Pacific division
Founded 1970 1946
Arena Staples Center Staples Center
City Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California
Team colors Red, royal blue, white, navy, gray Purple, Gold and White
Owner Donald Sterling Jerry Buss family trust
History Buffalo Braves (1970-1978); San Diego Clippers (1978-1984); Los Angeles Clippers (1984-present) Detroit Gems (1946-1947); Minneapolis Lakers (1947-1960); Los Angeles Lakers (1960-present)
Head coach Doc Rivers Vacant
Championships 0 17 (1948(NBL), 1949(BAA), 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002,2009,2010)
General manager Dave Wohl Mitch Kupchak
Conference titles 0 32 (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Division titles 2 (2013,2014) 23 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Website www.clippers.com www.lakers.com
Leagues they were members of NBA (1970-present) NBL (1946-48); BAA (1948-49); NBA (1949-present)
D-League affiliates None Los Angeles D-Fenders
Playoff appearances 9 (1974-76, 1992-93, 1997, 2006, 2012-13) NBL: 1 of 2 seasons; BAA: 1 of 1 season; NBA: 58 of 63 seasons; TOTAL: 60 of 66 seasons
Introduction (from Wikipedia) The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, that competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They play in the Pacific Division of the league's Western Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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LA Clippers Blake Griffin during a game against the Washington Wizards on March 12, 2011
LA Clippers Blake Griffin during a game against the Washington Wizards on March 12, 2011

edit Early History

The Clippers grew out of another team, the Buffalo Braves, that existed from 1970 to 1978. In 1978, the team became the San Diego Clippers, before moving to Los Angeles in 1984. In the team’s early years in LA, they had many problems, including a 12-70 record in the 86-87 season, the second-worse single season record in NBA history at the time. Changes in 1989 and 1990 turned the team into a playoffs contender.

The Lakers were founded in 1947, when a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems, were purchased and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. They won five championships in Minneapolis, before facing financial struggles in the late 1950s and moving to LA for the 1960-61 season. Their name came from the fact that Minnesota was known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”

edit Home Arena

The Clippers and Lakers both play at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. It opened in 1999 and seats up to 19,060 people. It is also home to the Los Angeles Sparks and the Lost Angeles Kings.

edit Head-to-head

The Clippers and Lakers have played 195 season games against one another. The Lakers have won 143 of the games, while the Clippers have won 52. They have never played against one another in the playoffs.

Clippers vs Lakers head to head stats for 2012-2013 season (from nba.com)
Clippers vs Lakers head to head stats for 2012-2013 season (from nba.com)

edit Division Titles

The Clippers have not won any Division Titles.

The Lakers have 23 Division Titles, most recently in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

edit Conference Titles

The Clippers have not won any Conference Titles.

The Lakers have 32 Conference titles, most recently in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

edit NBA Championships

The Clippers have not won any NBA championships.

A look at LA Clippers 2012 season highlights:

The Lakers have won 17 championships, including 1 NBL championship in 19487, before the NBA was formed. Since then, they have won in 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.

A look at the Top 10 NBA plays of LA Lakers from the 2012 Season:

edit Star players

The Clippers’ star players include Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

17 Lakers players have become Hall of Famers. These include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich, Connie Hawkins, Magic Johnson, Clyde Lovellette, Karl Malone, Slater Martin and Bob McAdoo. Current players include Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

edit Team value

According to Forbes, the Los Angeles Clippers are the 18th most valuable basketballl team in the US, worth $430 million. The Lakers are the US’s 2nd most valuable basketball team, worth $643 million.

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