They also added to their budding rivalry with the Lakers, as they finished with a better record than the Lakers for the fifth time and won the season series for the second time since moving to Los Angeles in 1984, this time in a sweep. The franchise began in Western New York as the Buffalo Braves, one of three NBA expansion franchises that began play in the 1970–71 season, along with the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers.Mc Adoo led the NBA in scoring three consecutive seasons and was named the league's MVP in the 1974–75 season.The Clippers' fortunes turned in the early 2010s with the acquisition of core players Blake Griffin, De Andre Jordan, and Chris Paul.In 2013, the franchise won its first division title, as the team made the playoffs for the ninth time in franchise history and the third time in the previous eight seasons.Eventually in 1978, Brown dealt with Celtics owner Irv Levin so they would trade franchise ownerships.Southern California resident Levin then decided to move the Braves to San Diego, something the league would have never allowed him to do with the Celtics.
The franchise was founded in 1970 as the Buffalo Braves, one of three expansion teams to join the NBA that year.
The 1979–80 season saw the Clippers begin to struggle despite adding center Bill Walton, a San Diego native who was two years removed from an NBA Championship with the Trail Blazers.
Walton missed 68 games due to foot injuries (which he also suffered in his final years in Portland).
Whoever worked with his body, especially his face, really did an outstanding job—he looked well rested and ready for eternal peace.
Difficult to say about a body, but he looked really good; handsome and not at all made up.
He had scars on his lips when he died from all the tubes in his mouth and nose and we could not even see these.