The Los Angeles Clippers have an interesting history in the NBA since their founding in 1970 but have only been based in Los Angeles since 1984. Their home games draw fans each year to the famed Staples Center.
The Clippers, Los Angeles’ claim to NBA fame, wasn’t always the west coast team they are today. This team started out in 1970 when the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trail Blazers were joined together to create the Buffalo Braves. The team spent eight seasons in Buffalo, New York before finding their way to the warmer climes of San Diego and becoming The Clippers. Six years later, the Clippers made the move to Los Angeles. Staples Center is the current home of the Los Angeles Clippers.