Creating the Los Angeles Clippers’ All-Time Starting Lineup

Creating the Los Angeles Clippers' All-Time Starting Lineup

Los Angeles Clippers' All-Time Starting Lineup
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L.A. has a new team and they don't wear purple and gold. The Los Angeles Clippers are for real, and with their recent influx of talent, the Clippers have added some new names to their list of legends. With the new and the old combined, what would the Clippers' all-time starting five look like? Let's take a look.

5. Chris Paul – Point Guard

PG Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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5. Chris Paul – Point Guard

PG Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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The acquisition of Chris Paul in 2011 was the turning point in the tumultuous history of this franchise. CP3 is a floor general, pesky ball-thief and a fierce competitor. The Clippers have always had talent on their team, but Paul has been the "quarterback" that they've desperately needed to get their team headed in the right direction. He hates to lose and last year the Clippers won a franchise-high 57 games with Paul as their leader.

4. Randy Smith – Shooting Guard

SG Randy Smith Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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4. Randy Smith – Shooting Guard

SG Randy Smith Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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Even though he played at the SF position, Randy Smith, who was only 6-foot-3, makes it on the list as the two-guard. For being undersized at his position, the Buffalo Braves' speedy SG used his lightning quickness to dominate on self-created fast-breaks as he played the game above the rim in a Julius Erving-like fashion. Currently, Smith still holds the the title as the Clippers' all-time leader in points, assist and steals.

3. Danny Manning – Small Forward

SF Danny Manning Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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3. Danny Manning – Small Forward

SF Danny Manning Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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Who can forget the Danny Manning story? Manning was the first player in NBA history to come back from reconstructive knee surgery in both knees and still salvage an NBA career. Amidst his injury woes, Manning was still named as a two-time All-Star and he also won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1998. The injury bug was his demise, but he has to start at the three-position on this team.

2. Blake Griffin – Power Forward

PF Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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2. Blake Griffin – Power Forward

PF Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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Must-see BG is a freak of nature who will entertain Clippers fans for years to come. Blake Griffin was a monster last season, and when Chris Paul missed 20 regular season games last year, Griffin and frontcourt partner DeAndre Jordan stepped up with gargantuan performances to help the Clippers win 57 games. With his tremendous dunks which are propelled by his explosiveness in the paint, Griffin defines what it means to be a "power" forward.

1. Bob McAdoo – Center

Center Bob McAdoo Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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1. Bob McAdoo – Center

Center Bob McAdoo Los Angeles Clippers All-time Great
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The Buffalo Braves or Los Angeles Clippers in this case, have never seen a greater center than Bob McAdoo. From Day 1, McAdoo proved his worth as he was named the ROY for the 1972-73 season. Two seasons later, he was crowned as the league's MVP in the 1974-75 campaign. McAdoo's chief claim to fame as a Brave was probably his ability to score. He led the league in scoring for three-consecutive seasons and he's my leading center on this team.

Walton Yeboah-Amoako is a Columnist for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @WaltYeboah, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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