Farewell to the Staples Center: The Clippers’ Best Moments

November 2, 1999: The first basketball game at the Staples Center looked like the future for the Clippers was here as rookie Lamar Odom scored 30 points and 12 rebounds on his NBA debut against Seattle.

April 10, 2019: The Clippers celebrated the career of Ralph Lawler, his final regular season game as the team’s play-by-play announcer, after calling up the franchise’s games for 40 years.

March 2, 2001: The Clippers set a home record four times in their first five seasons downtown, which makes unforgettable moments after moving to their new home in 1999 after 15 years in the sports arena rare. But behind Odom, Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson, one of the youngest squads in the NBA became a cultural touchstone amid defeat, thanks to games like a full-court sequence from 2001 when Sean Rooks’ outlet pass became a jumping Odom led to an almost dead-end oop praise to Miles.

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