| 로스앤젤레스 클리퍼스(Los Angeles Clippers)는 캘리포니아 주, 로스앤젤레스을 연고지로 하는 NBA 소속 프로농구 팀이다. 로스앤젤레스 레이커스의 강한 라이벌이다.|
클리퍼스는 1970년에 창단했으며 로스앤젤레스 레이커스와 홈 구장 스테이플스 센터를 같이 사용하고 있다.
클리퍼스는 NBA의 대표적인 약체 팀으로 아직까지 리그 우승은 물론 컨퍼런스나 디비전 우승도 없으며, 창단 이후 승률 5할을 넘긴 시즌이 여섯 시즌에 불과하다. 2009년 신인 드래프트 1순위로 오클라호마대의 블레이크 그리핀을 지명했다. 그리고 2011년에는 크리스 폴을 뉴올리언즈 호네츠에서 영입하며 강팀으로 자리매김한다.
The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They play in the Pacific Division of the league's Western Conference. The Clippers play their home games at the Staples Center, an arena shared with the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The franchise was founded in 1970 as 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 a perennial loser in American professional sports, drawing unfavorable comparisons to the historically successful Lakers, with whom they have shared a market since 1984 and an arena since 1999.
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, as the team made the playoffs for the ninth time in franchise history and the third time in the past eight seasons. They also added to their budding rivalry with the Lakers, as they finished 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, this time in a sweep. They repeated as division champions in 2014.