Los Angeles Clippers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1968-04-14 1st NBA game at Madison Sq Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers
  • 1978-07-07 NBA approves franchise swap; Buffalo Braves owner John Y. Brown and Harry Mangurian acquire Boston Celtics, while the Celtics owner Irv Levin gets Braves, later moved to San Diego to become the Clippers

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1979-10-12 Future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Magic Johnson makes his debut for Los Angeles Lakers at the San Diego Clippers; Lakers win, 103-102

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
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Magic Johnson
  • 1983-02-21 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
  • 1983-12-18 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
  • 1984-11-01 First NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - LA Clippers beat NY Knicks, 107-105
  • 1987-04-19 LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
  • 1988-11-05 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • 1988-11-05 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • 1988-12-14 NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
  • 1992-11-07 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 2002-10-01 Free agent center Wang Zhizhi, the first ever Chinese-born player in the NBA, signs a 3-year offer sheet with the Los Angeles Clippers; waived in 2003 and moves to Miami Heat

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1964-01-22 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • 1966-05-14 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1968-02-27 Loy Vaught, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1969-04-06 Brian Williams, NBA center/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • 1970-02-01 Malik Sealy, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • 1970-02-07 Stanley Roberts, NBA center (LA Clippers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1970-05-15 Keith Tower, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • 1970-07-06 Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1970-08-31 James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 1970-09-30 Eric Piatkowski, NBA guard/forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1971-03-06 Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1971-04-13 Charles Outlaw, NBA forward (LA Clippers, Orlando Magic)
  • 1971-06-20 Rodney Rogers, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1971-12-31 Brent Barry, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1973-04-20 Lamond Murray, American basketball forward (LA Clippers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1973-11-05 James Collins, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1975-11-04 Lorenzen Wright, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1976-04-03 Keith Closs, American basketball center (LA Clippers), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1976-10-30 Maurice Taylor, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1989-03-16 Blake Griffin, American basketball player (Los Angeles Clippers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma