The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team founded in 1970 in Buffalo, New York, as an expansion team called the Buffalo Braves. The Clippers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a Western Conference Pacific Division member.
After moving from Buffalo to San Diego, California in 1978, the team were rebranded to San Diego Clippers before moving to LA in 1984 and becoming the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers have only won two Division titles and are still hoping to put the first Conference title in their cabinet before aiming for the ultimate title.
With an All-Star-packed roster boasting the likes of Kawahi Leonard, Paul George, John Wall and many others, the Clippers always look like one of the top runners to conquer the league. In this article, we look at their sponsors for the 2022-23 season.
Also read: NBA Sponsors 2022-23
Aspiration, a provider of service solutions for consumers and companies, and the LA Clippers announced a multi-year relationship in September 2021, which named Aspiration as the first Founding Partner of the Intuit Dome, the future home of the Clippers.
Aspiration received physical and digital signage elements, activations that promote sustainability, hospitality elements, and more as the Intuit Dome’s first Founding Partner and a team partner of the Clippers. Aspiration also became the presenting partner of the Clipper Nation MVP Program, which provides special advantages to season ticket holders.
Aspiration also collaborates with the Clippers’ Mentorship Assist Zone programme, which offers education and career exposure to underprivileged youngsters in southern California.
Jersey Patch Sponsor
In September 2019, the Los Angeles Clippers and Honey, a technology business based in Los Angeles, announced a multi-year agreement with the recently remodelled “Honey Training Center: Home of the LA. Clippers”.
As part of the agreement, Honey replaced matchmaking app Bumble as the patch sponsor on the LA Clippers’ uniforms.
Digitial Transformation Partner
In October 2022, the LA Clippers and Globant, an IT software and development business, announced a multi-year cooperation to assist in the integration of the digital road map for the Intuit Dome, the team’s new home opening in Inglewood in 2024.
As the Clippers’ partner in digital transformation, Globant will connect the technology necessary to realise their vision for the Intuit Dome, with an emphasis on reducing friction and forging seamless connections that enhance the fan experience.
Official Legal Advisor
Pirnia Law Group, a legal services company, and the LA Clippers established a multi-year relationship in October 2022, Pirnia becoming the team’s official legal advisor.
In-arena activations, a giveaway item, digital and social components, hospitality, and synergies throughout the Los Angeles community are all part of the collaboration.
The LA Clippers made Pechanga Resort Casino, a 200,000-sq-ft casino in California, their exclusive tribal casino as part of a multi-year agreement in October 2022.
In order to honour the partnership, the Clippers gave Pechanga officials a jersey during their pre-season game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Crypto.com Arena.
Official Stadium Naming Partner
Intuit, a multinational technology company that develops TurboTax, QuickBooks, Credit Karma and Mint, and the LA Clippers announced their 23-year strategic relationship in September 2021.
The Intuit Dome, the future home of the Clippers, is set to open in Inglewood, California, from the 2024–25 NBA season, with Intuit being the exclusive naming rights partner.
Official 5G Partner
Verizon, a New York-based telecommunications company, announced a 5G network deployment to more than 60 stadiums and arenas after striking multi-year agreements to become the official 5G partner of 15 NBA teams in May 2021.
Together with the Los Angeles Clippers, the following 15 NBA teams have installed Verizon’s 5G technology in their arenas: Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards.
Official Recovery Technology Partner
The LA Clippers partnered with massage therapy device company Therabody in April 2021. Through this partnership, Therabody works directly with the team, helping them improve the recovery of Clippers players. Each player receives different care based on his position, and Therabody creates custom protocols to benefit each player.
Therabody gave the Clippers players access to use Theragun PROS and Wave Rollers during games and practices. The team are also allowed to use Therabody’s compression technology, RecoveryAir.
Official Betting Partner
In March 2021, online gambling and betting company Betway revealed sponsorship agreements with seven NBA and NHL teams.
In addition to the LA Clippers, Betway has NBA affiliations with the Brooklyn Nets, the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.
Official AI Provider
The Los Angeles Clippers and Second Spectrum, the NBA’s official video tracking technology provider, developed Clippers CourtVision, a live, augmented game-watching platform. In February 2019, Amazon and the Clippers announced their partnership, making Amazon Web Services (AWS) the platform’s primary cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence provider.
Furthermore, Clippers CourtVision tests Amazon SageMaker in order to create, train and deploy machine learning-driven statistics that are shown during live broadcasts and on-demand NBA game recordings.
Official Ticket Marketplace
In August 2018, the LA Clippers and North American ticket provider Vivid Seats announced their partnership, the latter becoming the Clippers’ official ticket provider starting with the 2018–19 season.
The multi-year agreement included integration with AXS, the Clippers’ ticketing service provider since 2017, allowing fans to easily buy and sell tickets on Vivid Seats and the AXS Marketplace.