The 8 Best Players in Los Angeles Clippers History

The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t had the most storied history, making the playoffs just 10 times since moving to LA from San Diego back in 1985. Six of those 10 playoff appearances occurred in the last six seasons. So far, they’ve won just four total playoff series during this time and have never made it to the Western Conference Finals. But they’re off to a great start this year, making the playoffs once again. Here are the eight best players to put on a Los Angeles Clippers uniform.

1. Lamar Odom

The 8 Best Players in Los Angeles Clippers History

DeAndre Jordan (L) watches as Blake Griffin (R) of the LA Clippers applies ice to Lamar Odom’s head while the trio rests | Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

A tall and thin small forward with guard-like ball-handling skills, Lamar Odom was taken with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. The 20-year-old had a great rookie year, averaging 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. He became the best player and leader on the floor for a team that was pretty bad overall.

After four years he signed as a restricted free agent with the Miami Heat, playing one season before they traded him back to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. Odom played the season of his career with the Clippers, competing in all 82 games in 201213.