AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I haven’t won like he has,” Brand said. “I don’t have my two rings. If I had my two rings, maybe I would talk differently.” Cassell’s confidence even came out during the feel-good, non-confrontational media day as he dismissed the notion that he could be in a training camp battle with 20-year-old Shaun Livingston for the starting point guard job. “That’s a guy that you guys (reporters) blew up,” he said. “When we get on the court, his (butt) is mine. That’s the mind-frame that he’s got to understand. What you did previously no one cares about that. You got to be ready, and I’m going to help him be ready.” CLIPPERS NOTES: Corey Maggette was the lone Clipper not to be with the squad. He rushed home to Chicago because of a family emergency. He is expected to join the squad sometime this week in Santa Barbara. “Without a doubt, the swagger level goes up,” Brand said. “Sam Cassell has been talking trash as soon as he came here. That’s what we need. We need somebody that’s confident like that, saying, hey, jump on our bandwagon or get left behind. We haven’t had that.” In contrast to Cassell, Brand can be vocal but in a Mr. Nice Guy manner. The forward accepts that his personality is different than Cassell, who won championships with the Houston Rockets in his first two NBA seasons in 1994 and 1995. Sam Cassell was all smiles as he chatted with numerous reporters. Cuttino Mobley wore a stern look on his face for most of the afternoon. And the rest of the new Clippers got together for the first time at Staples Center for media day Monday as the team starts training camp today in Santa Barbara. The team’s goal is to make the playoffs and how Cassell and Mobley fit in could be the decisive factor in achieving that. Cassell and Mobley, who can be extremely vocal and cocky, could change the overall attitude of the Clippers as they try to have a winning record for the first time since the 1991-92 season. Elton Brand, who is starting the third year of a six-year, $82.2 million contract, still will be the team’s leader, but the dynamic among the squad should change with Cassell and Mobley. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!