Jun 17, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon (9) throws to first base against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Morning Drive: Wednesday, June 18

The Morning Drive offers you a healthy dose of LA sports talk from around the internet. A most excellent way to wake up feeling smart.

In today’s morning drive Kings drink margs with Kimmel, Dee Gordon gets personal and Garrett Richards is on the rise. Enjoy, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


Good Day Quote of the Day, to start your day off right

“Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.” -Nicholas Chamfort



Alec Martinez, Justin Williams, Jimmy Kimmel make margaritas inside Stanley Cup (FOX Sports)

Champion LA Kings Take Batting Practice, Then Are Honored At Dodger Stadium Before Game (CBSLA.com)



NBA Rumors: Lakers, Kings most likely teams to trade draft picks (FanSided)

Los Angeles Lakers: Why Kobe Bryant Will Still Be Effective (Hoops Habit)

Will the Lakers Win the Offseason? Will Buss Sabatoge It? (Lake Show Life)

NBA Draft Rumors: Lakers are ‘going to have a hard time’ passing on Marcus Smart (FanSided)

What Type of Offense Will Fit Kobe Bryant Best Next Season? (Bleacher Report)



Bill Simmons cranks up the LeBron James-Clippers rumor mill (Fully Clips)

Chad Ford Mock Draft 8.0: Clippers select C Mitch McGary (Fully Clips)

NBA Draft Rumors: Clippers want to trade up from No. 28 pick (FanSided)

How Rochelle Sterling Got Donald Sterling’s Medical Records To Claim Control Of The Clippers (Forbes)



Dee Gordon Talks Breakout Season, Offseason Workouts and Family’s MLB Legacy (Bleacher Report)

Dodgers celebrate Hanley Ramirez home run with dancing, bubbles (FanSided)

Yasiel Puig takes hit away from Wilin Rosario (FanSided)

Three Long Balls, Strong Bullpen back Greinke (Lasorda’s Lair)

Photo: Yasiel Puig holds the Stanley Cup (FanSided)

Dodgers, Mariners, Tigers, Phillies pay tribute to Tony Gywnn (FanSided)



Shoemaker Dominates, Trout Homers Twice in Angels’ win (Halo Hangout)

Garrett Richards’ Rise to Ace Status Poised to Change AL West Race (Bleacher Report)



US Open Cup: LA Galaxy’s Bruce Arena says he’ll bring strong side to match at Arizona United (MLSSoccer.com)



David Sills De-Commitment from USC Appears Imminent (Reign of Troy)

Soso Jamabo Gets USC Scholarship Offer (Reign of Troy)

USC Football: Power Ranking Trojans’ 2014 Schedule (Bleacher Report)



New UCLA Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich Is No One To Mess With (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Football: Power Ranking Bruins’ 2014 Schedule (Bleacher Report)

Brett Hundley’s Heisman Campaign: Expect UCLA QB to Have Monster Season (Bleacher Report)

UCLA Football Recruiting: Class of 2015 (Go Joe Bruin)

NBA Draft 2014: Kyle Anderson to work out for Phoenix Suns (FanSided)

Klinsmann: Hopeful about Altidore, Dempsey OK (SI.com)

LeBron uncertain of future after exit talks (ESPN.com)

Tiger Woods is taking full swings, could he play British Open? (CBSSports.com)


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