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As Ralph Lawler Moves Away, So Does LA Clippers’ Link to San Diego

The LA Clippers as we know them were established in 1984 when they arrived in the City of Angels. But the first team to bear the Clippers name took the court in 1978 down the 5 in America’s Finest City.

It’s an interesting thing, being born and raised in San Diego, and a sports fan. I was a child of the 90s, so we had the Padres and Chargers. But what about basketball? For those of us who loved the sweet science of hoops, we didn’t have a professional team to call our own. We had the San Diego State Aztecs, and we had some, not all, Clippers and Lakers games on TV.