Los Angeles Clippers Logo History

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LA Clippers was founded in 1970 and joined the NBA as the Buffalo Braves. The franchise moved from Buffalo, New York to San Diego, California in 1978 and became known as the San Diego Clippers. In 1984, the team moved to Los Angeles. The current Los Angeles Clippers basketball logo retains the legacy colors of red, white and blue as a tribute to the Clippers faithful while adding black to provide a modern edge.

The Clippers will have a new look for 2024-2025 season. The new logos and jerseys blend the team’s past, present, and focus on the future in a familiar but elevated colorway of naval blue, ember red, and Pacific blue.
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L.A. Clippers Logos (1984-Present)

San Diego Clippers Logos (1978-1984)

Buffalo Braves Logos (1971-1978)

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What was the old name of the LA Clippers?
The Clippers franchise was founded in 1970 as the Buffalo Braves. The Braves moved from Buffalo to San Diego in 1978 and became the San Diego Clippers. In 1984, the Clippers moved to Los Angeles.

Why are there 2 NBA teams in LA?
Two different sets of team owners moved their respective teams to Los Angeles. They were Bob Short who moved the Minneapolis Lakers to LA in 1960 and Donald Sterling moved the San Diego Clippers to LA in 1984.