5 Best Los Angeles Clippers Players of All Time
Reviewing the 5 best Los Angeles Clippers players of all time is tantamount to judging the five best players in the history of the NBA itself. The hardest part about this list is to narrow it down to just five players. Where does one start? Magic Johnson? Kobe Bryant? Jerry West?
Wait. What’s that you say? Wrong LA team? Oh, you are right, we are talking about the Clippers. That changes everything. Looking back into the history of the Los Angeles Clippers, it quickly becomes evident that the biggest advantage in playing for the Clippers is that it does not take much to land on the top of this long struggling franchise's all-time list.
- Elton Brand Brand played for the Clippers for seven season, and, when he was healthy, he was unquestionably the best player on the team. Not counting his last season, in which he played only eight games due to injury, he averaged at least 18.2 points per game, two blocks per game and 9.3 rebounds.
- Danny Manning Manning started his career with the Clippers and played there for five and a half solid seasons. In his time with the Clippers, Manning was a good scorer, topping out in the '92-'93 season with a 22.8 points per game average.
- Corey Magette Magette is an explosive player and scorer. He has displayed the kind of skills that would make him an excellent third option on a team capable of winning a championship, but not the third best player in team history. That is exactly what he is with the LA Clippers though.
- Charles Smith Played four completely above average season for the Clippers. His Clipper career finds him averaging more than 18 points a game for the Clip Crew. The stats do not stop there either; Smith was not all about scoring. Grabbing more than six rebounds a game each season he was with the Clippers helped secure him a spot on their all-time list.
- Benoit Benjamin Look out Benoit, Chris Kaman is charging for the fifth spot. For now, however, it is yours. Benoit never reached what many thought was his potential. He was a shot blocking force in his five and a half seasons with the Clippers. He averaged more than two blocks every year (3.4 blocks one year) per game. This is enough to claim the fifth spot on the all-time roster of the LA Clippers…for now.