Scheduled Throwback Games:

January 26, 2012 Memphis Grizzlies at Clippers (both to wear ABA throwbacks)
February 11, 2012 Clippers at Charlotte Bobcats (both to wear ABA throwbacks)
February 18, 2012 San Antonio Spurs at Clippers (both to wear ABA throwbacks)
February 22, 2012 Denver Nuggets at Clippers (both to wear ABA throwbacks)
February 28, 2012 Minnesota Timberwolves at Clippers (both to wear ABA throwbacks)
March 5, 2012 Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves (both to wear ABA throwbacks)

The Real McCoy -
Original 1968-70 Los Angeles Stars Uniform Closeup

The NBA Version -
2011-12 Clippers Throwback

The 1968-70 Los Angeles Stars -
In Action

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Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Chauncey Billups & Co. will wear the road uniform of the 1968-1970 Los Angeles Stars.

The only connection between the Clippers and the Stars is geographical.

The Stars' owner, Jim Kirst, built a construction empire in and around Los Angeles. He is most famous for designing and constructing the San Fernando-Simi Valley Freeway, otherwise known as the Ronald Reagan Freeway. Kirst wanted the Stars to be first class - he spent good money designing the team's logo and uniforms. The Stars' red, white, and blue home uniforms were specifically designed to coordinate well with the ABA ball. Also, the word "Stars" in the Stars' first logo (above) was meant to look like the winding L.A. freeway system that Kirst built.

Despite the fact that the Stars made the 1970 ABA Finals, Kirst decided that Los Angeles could not support two pro basketball teams at once. After the 1969-70 season, he gave up the Los Angeles market to the established NBA Lakers (ironic, isn't it, that the Clippers are now the "other" pro basketball team in L.A., and will wear the Stars' uniforms as their throwbacks). Kirst sold the Stars to cable television pioneer Bill Daniels. Daniels immediately moved the team to Salt Lake City where it became the Utah Stars, one of the ABA's flagship franchises for many years.