The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They compete in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and play their home games at the Staples Center. The team was founded in 1970 and has undergone several name and location changes before settling in Los Angeles in 1984. The Clippers have a strong roster featuring talented players such as Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Reggie Jackson, and have made several playoff appearances in recent years. Despite a history of struggling to achieve significant success, the Clippers are currently considered to be one of the top teams in the NBA.