When the Clippers arrived in San Diego in 1979 the Clippers first logo was an abstract image of sails in the setting sun. This first logo has the nature of the nickname and the location but lacked the representation of the sport basketball. The final logo brought in the sport of basketball but forgot about the location, other than the font that has sea bearing look.
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1983 - 1984
In 1983, the Clippers unveiled a breezy royal blue wordmark “SAN DIEGO CLIPPERS” superimposed over a red-seamed basketball, the logo they’ve essentially had as their primary logo for the past 28 years.
1979 - 1982
For their first few seasons in San Diego, the Clippers sported a abstract motif of three large white masts on a blue circle with an orange sun over the wordmark “SAN DIEGO” in blue and “Clippers” in red.