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Introducing the All-Time Favorite Clipper Bracket

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It’s bracket time at Clips Nation.

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Welcome to the Clips Nation All-Time Favorite Clipper Bracket! It’s March, and it’s bracket time, so here we go.

This is a 64-player bracket, but rather than seed players 1 to 64, the players have been separated into four sections. For any and all gripes about which players made it into the final 64, please direct them to the selection committee on Twitter (that would be me, @sabreenajm).


Stars

The first grouping of players (the top left of the bracket) is the Stars. Every player who made an All-Star team with the Clippers is in this section. There were a few empty spots after those 13 All-Stars, and some liberty was taken with the final three stars, with “star power” being the tiebreaker. Although there is subjectivity in the selection, the seeding is completely objective: The players are ranked by highest win shares in a Clippers season. For Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who have yet to complete a full season with the team, their win shares were extrapolated over the full 82 games.

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Stars First Round

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  • 91%
    1. Bob McAdoo
    (87 votes)
  • 8%
    16. Norm Nixon
    (8 votes)
95 votes total Vote Now

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Stars First Round

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  • 92%
    8. Kawhi Leonard
    (90 votes)
  • 7%
    9. Randy Smith
    (7 votes)
97 votes total Vote Now

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Stars First Round

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  • 85%
    5. Blake Griffin
    (84 votes)
  • 14%
    12. Lamar Odom
    (14 votes)
98 votes total Vote Now

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Stars First Round

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  • 73%
    4. DeAndre Jordan
    (71 votes)
  • 26%
    13. Chris Kaman
    (26 votes)
97 votes total Vote Now

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Stars First Round

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  • 26%
    6. World B. Free
    (25 votes)
  • 73%
    11. Lou Williams
    (71 votes)
96 votes total Vote Now

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Stars First Round

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  • 89%
    3. Elton Brand
    (88 votes)
  • 10%
    14. Marques Johnson
    (10 votes)
98 votes total Vote Now

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Stars First Round

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  • 89%
    7. Danny Manning
    (84 votes)
  • 10%
    10. Bob Kauffman
    (10 votes)
94 votes total Vote Now

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Stars First Round

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  • 70%
    2. Chris Paul
    (70 votes)
  • 29%
    15. Paul George
    (29 votes)
99 votes total Vote Now

Legends

Category no. 2 (top right of the bracket) takes us to Clippers Legends. All of these players started their Clipper tenures before 1995. None of these players are quite at the star level, but they had some memorable times with the franchise, dating back to the Buffalo Braves and San Diego Clippers days. As with the first category, the players are seeded by the win shares of their best Clippers season.

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Legends First Round

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  • 81%
    1. Charles Smith
    (69 votes)
  • 18%
    16. Reggie Williams
    (16 votes)
85 votes total Vote Now

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Legends First Round

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  • 82%
    8. Ron Harper
    (71 votes)
  • 17%
    9. Benoit Benjamin
    (15 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now

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Legends First Round

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  • 59%
    5. Michael Cage
    (48 votes)
  • 40%
    12. Lamond Murray
    (33 votes)
81 votes total Vote Now

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Legends First Round

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  • 23%
    4. Derek Smith
    (20 votes)
  • 76%
    13. Bill Walton
    (65 votes)
85 votes total Vote Now

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Legends First Round

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  • 90%
    6. Loy Vaught
    (75 votes)
  • 9%
    11. Terry Dehere
    (8 votes)
83 votes total Vote Now

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Legends First Round

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  • 48%
    3. Swen Nater
    (40 votes)
  • 51%
    14. Gary Grant
    (42 votes)
82 votes total Vote Now

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Legends First Round

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  • 69%
    7. Bo Outlaw
    (58 votes)
  • 30%
    10. Ken Norman
    (25 votes)
83 votes total Vote Now

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Legends First Round

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  • 93%
    2. Terry Cummings
    (78 votes)
  • 6%
    15. Kurt Nimphius
    (5 votes)
83 votes total Vote Now

The Ones That Got Away

The third section of the bracket (bottom right) hurts a little bit, but it feels very true to the Clippers. All of these players started their careers with the Clippers, and most of them with a great deal of hype. However, for a number of reasons, none of them lasted beyond their rookie contracts. Some were traded away, sometimes the team (read: Donald Sterling) was too cheap to re-sign them, and others simply washed out of the league. These young studs should have great careers in Los Angeles, but, alas. They are ranked by the highest win share total of any of their NBA seasons. (SGA’s win shares this year are extrapolated over a full 82 games).

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The Ones That Got Away First Round

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  • 84%
    1. Brent Barry
    (72 votes)
  • 15%
    16. Michael Olowokandi
    (13 votes)
85 votes total Vote Now

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The Ones That Got Away First Round

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  • 18%
    8. Lorenzen Wright
    (16 votes)
  • 81%
    9. Shaun Livingston
    (71 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

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The Ones That Got Away First Round

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  • 58%
    5. Quentin Richardson
    (50 votes)
  • 41%
    12. Darius Miles
    (36 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now

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The Ones That Got Away First Round

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  • 58%
    4. Chris Wilcox
    (48 votes)
  • 41%
    13. Quinton Ross
    (34 votes)
82 votes total Vote Now

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The Ones That Got Away First Round

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  • 64%
    6. Al-Farouq Aminu
    (54 votes)
  • 35%
    11. Keyon Dooling
    (30 votes)
84 votes total Vote Now

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The Ones That Got Away First Round

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  • 90%
    3. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    (79 votes)
  • 9%
    14. Al Thornton
    (8 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

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The Ones That Got Away First Round

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  • 95%
    7. Eric Gordon
    (83 votes)
  • 4%
    10. Reggie Bullock
    (4 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

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The Ones That Got Away First Round

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  • 97%
    2. Eric Bledsoe
    (85 votes)
  • 2%
    15. Melvin Ely
    (2 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

The Best of the Rest

The last category of the bracket (bottom left) features the players who didn’t fit neatly into any other categories: players who landed on the Clippers at various stages of the careers and made an impact either on the court or in the hearts of the fans. These players are ranked by the win shares of their best Clippers season.

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The Best of the Rest First Round

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  • 85%
    1. Montrezl Harrell
    (75 votes)
  • 14%
    16. Chauncey Billups
    (13 votes)
88 votes total Vote Now

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The Best of the Rest First Round

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  • 76%
    8. Jamal Crawford
    (67 votes)
  • 23%
    9. Cuttino Mobley
    (21 votes)
88 votes total Vote Now

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The Best of the Rest First Round

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  • 84%
    5. J.J. Redick
    (77 votes)
  • 15%
    12. Caron Butler
    (14 votes)
91 votes total Vote Now

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The Best of the Rest First Round

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  • 48%
    4. Bobby Simmons
    (41 votes)
  • 51%
    13. Luc Mbah a Moute
    (44 votes)
85 votes total Vote Now

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The Best of the Rest First Round

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  • 74%
    6. Matt Barnes
    (65 votes)
  • 25%
    11. Pooh Richardson
    (22 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

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The Best of the Rest First Round

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  • 74%
    3. Sam Cassell
    (65 votes)
  • 25%
    14. Boban Marjanovic
    (22 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

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The Best of the Rest First Round

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  • 40%
    7. Eric Piatkowski
    (35 votes)
  • 59%
    10. Baron Davis
    (51 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now

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The Best of the Rest First Round

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  • 88%
    2. Corey Maggette
    (77 votes)
  • 11%
    15. Austin Rivers
    (10 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now

Voting for the first round will take place over the next two days. Then we’ll reconvene for the second round, and so on and so forth, until we crown a champion. Print out your own bracket here and compare it as we go along.

It should be fun to see where this ends up!