The Los Angeles Clippers is an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Clippers compete in the National Basketball Association as members of the Pacific Division in the league's Western Conference. Los Angeles tends to have a warm and sunny climate, so it is often referred to as “The City of Flowers and Sun” or “The Big Orange” due to the fruit that grows in its climate. It is also known as “The City of Angels”, partially based on the literal translation of the city's original historical full name from the Spanish language “The City of Our Lady, the Queen of Angels”.
Another nickname is “Lalaland”, which is a colloquial term for “being out of touch with reality”, usually due to bliss or ignorance. Hollywood is also known as “Tinseltown” because of “the bright, brilliant and unreal nature” of the area. San Diego is called “America's Greatest City” due to its temperature and year-round weather. The Golden City is another nickname for San Francisco, referring to the California Gold Rush and Golden Brown Grass on Hillsides in the Dry Season.
London is often referred to as “The Big Smoke” or “The Old Smoke” due to its dense mists and smogs that have been present since ancient times. Los Angeles is sometimes called “Lotusland”, which is derived from the end of the land of lotus eaters in The Odyssey, where people ate lotus flowers that made them forget everything they knew. The city is also known as “The Big Apple”, referring to New York City's nickname. Long recognized as the historic heart of the American automotive industry, Detroit took the nickname “Motor City” due to its mass production model that other industries later adopted.
Finally, Los Angeles is home to followers of many religions, with Roman Catholicism being the largest due to the high number of Latinos.