Jacob Soboroff took his LA Observed video camera to the Clippers' morning shoot around at Madison Square Garden and chatted with New York native Elton Brand about coming home — he turns his cell phone off and buys 50-plus tickets for friends. Jacob also offers coach Mike Dunleavy the chance to send a video postcard to his family back in L.A., but coach says with a smile: "I don't send video postcards." No one was smiling after the game — the Clippers lost to the Knicks and fell back to a .500 record. Watch the video here at SoCalSports or see it on iTunes.
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