Lakers vs Clippers: Which is the best basketball team in LA and why?
The Lakers vs Clippers battle has been evident within the NBA for the past two seasons. Things became even more intense when Kawhi Leonard and Paul George decided to head to Los Angeles Clippers. But that is just what we have come to expect in the NBA, where the rivalry between athletes helps to maintain healthy competition.
The two teams both play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Both based in the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers have won 17 NBA championships since their founding in 1946, while the Clippers have won none.
Lakers vs Clippers all-time record
These Pacific Division teams play their home games at Crypto.com Arena in LA. Inspired by their matchups, their rivalry is often dubbed the Hallway Series or Battle of LA. Kobe Bryant's team relocated from Minneapolis in 1960, while the other team moved from San Diego in 1984.
Who has more wins between the Lakers and Clippers?
If a question about the Lakers vs Clippers' championships comes about, the Los Angeles Lakers have it all. The two teams have made 234 season-game appearances against each other, with the Lakers winning 150 of the games while the other team 84. However, they have never played against each other in the playoffs.
In terms of the championships, the Clippers have never won any. On the other hand, Los Angeles' most famous team has graced the NBA arena winning 17 championships since its debut. They won NBA championships in the following years; 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, and 2020.
In terms of Division titles, the Clippers won 2 in 2013 and 2014, while the other team has taken over the NBA titles, winning 33 of them in 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2020
Additionally, there were also several Conference Finals games the two teams took part in. However, the Clippers have so far won no titles, while the Lakers have won 19 in 1972, 1973, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2020.
Lakers vs Clippers all games
The Pacific Division teams have shown up for 234 games, with the Lakers winning 180 and the other winning 84.
Lakers vs Clippers stars
Even though the Clippers' records are still low, it does not deter the fact that they also boast some of the best NBA players of all time. In this case, it is determined by the number of players who have won the Hall of Famer in both teams.
The Clippers have 12 Hall of Famers consisting of 8 players, three coaches, and a contributor.
|Adrian Dantley||Point guard||1976/1977||2008|
Lakers Hall of Famers
The following are Lakers' players who were inducted into the Hall of Famer. They are 38 in total, including head and assistant coaches and contributors.
|Jim Pollard||Point guard||1948/1955||1978|
|Gail Goodrich||Point guard||1965/19681970/1976||1996|
|Magic Johnson||Point guard||1979/19911996||2002|
|Gary Payton||Point guard||2003/2004||2013|
|Steve Nash||Point guard||2012/2015||2018|
|Kobe Bryant||Point guard||1996/2016||2020|
|Slater Martin||Point guard||1949/1956||1982|
|Zelmo Beaty||Point guard||1974/1975||2016|
Lakers vs Clippers squad
Playing in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, both teams boast some of the best NBA players in history, with the likes of LeBron James, Nicolas Batum, and Westbrook Russell, among others. Here are the current rosters of the two teams.
Lakers current roster
- Patrick Beverley
- Troy Randall Brown Jr
- Thomas Jermaine Bryant
- Cormac Karl Max Christie Jr
- Anthony Marshon Davis Jr
- Wenyen Gabriel
- Rui Hachimura
- LeBron Raymone James Sr
- Damian William Jones
- Scotty Maurice Pippen Jr
- Austin Tyler Reaves
- Dennis Schroder
- Cole Swider
- Juan Ronel Toscano-Anderson
- Lonnie Walker IV
- Russell Westbrook III
Clippers current roster
- Nicolas Batum
- Brandon Elliot BJ Boston Jr
- Moses Shirief-Lamar Brown
- Amir Coffey
- Robert Covington
- Moussa Diabate
- Paul Clifton Anthony George
- Reginald Shon Jackson
- Luke Douglas Kennard
- Kawhi Anthony Leonard
- Terance Stanley Mann
- Marcus Thomas Morris Sr
- Norman WC Powell
- Jason Preston
- Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr
- Ivica Zubac
Lakers vs Clippers team value
According to various online sources, the LA Clippers are ranked as the 18th most valuable basketball team in the United States of America, with an alleged value of $430 million. On the other hand, they are ranked 2nd with an estimated net worth of $643 million.
Although the Lakers vs Clippers battle shows the Lakers as the better basketball team, it does not mean the other team is not good. On the contrary, the team boasts some legendary athletes recognized by the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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