Based in Los Angeles, California, United States, the Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team. They play for the National Basketball Association and are the membership holder of the National Basketball Association Western Conference's Pacific Division. They play their home games at the Staples Center, which they share with the Los Angeles Sparks, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Los Angeles Kings. The los angles clippers had only six winning seasons in their entire history, which included only two since moving to Los Angeles.
In the year 1970 The Clippers began as the Buffalo Braves. They were among the three franchises that joined the National Basketball Association in the season 1970–71; the remaining two were the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
In Buffalo, New York, the Bravers played their home games at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, sharing the stadium with another newly established franchise, the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, who also debuted in the year 1970. Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes was the team's first head coach , the franchise's first star players were Bob Kauffman and Don May, who were traded in the 1970 NBA Expansion Draft. However, in the NBA Draft of the year 1970, Buffalo carried on hometown hero Calvin Murphy, a 5 foot 9 point guard from Niagara University.