A Brief History of the LA Clippers’ Jerseys

LOS ANGELES - 1985: Marques Johnson
LOS ANGELES - 1985: Marques Johnson /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Blake Griffin
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Blake Griffin /

The Lob City Era, 2010-2014:

After a decade of the 2000s Reds, the Clippers once again introduced updates while holding true to the classic Clippers mold with Adidas taking over as the league’s jersey manufacturer. The team kept the home white jersey with the “Clippers” on the front but altered the away and alternate jerseys. The red away and blue alternate jerseys once again displayed the cursive “Los Angeles” on the front instead of the “Clippers”.

Los Angeles Stars, 2012-13:

The Clippers wore these jerseys six times in 2012 to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the ABA’s (American Basketball Association) founding. The light blue jerseys were based on the Los Angeles Star’s jerseys and featured vertical columns of stars on each side of the jersey. The Stars played in LA from 1968-1970 and then moved to Utah before the league’s disbandment in 1976.

BIG Color Jersey, Christmas 2012:

The league began designing special jerseys for Christmas Day matchups in 2012 with the first theme being called “BIG Color” as part of the Winter Court Collection. The minimal and monochrome design of the jerseys took the Clippers’ standard road uniforms and drained the white out of them, turning the jerseys into a full red ensemble with blue outlines of the uniform’s features.