The franchise entered the NBA as the Buffalo Braves, an expansion team that began play in the 1970-71 season. Led by future Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo, the Braves advanced to three straight Eastern Conference semifinals in the 1970s. Despite their early modest success, the franchise was moved to San Diego in 1978 amid arena issues and renamed the Clippers. The franchise then relocated to Los Angeles in 1984 and in the early 1990s, the Clippers made their first playoff appearances since moving to LA, led by Ron Harper, Danny Manning, Charles Smith, and Loy Vaught. The arrivals of Blake Griffin (2009) and Chris Paul (2011), turned the “Lob City” Clippers into a perennial playoff team. After the breakup of that team, the arrivals of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in 2019 turned the Clippers into legitimate title contenders ahead of a proposed move to a new arena, the Intuit Dome, that is scheduled to be completed in 2024. Buy Los Angeles Clippers tickets on TickPick this season for the guaranteed best prices and no fees.