LASH Morning Drive: Thursday, July 10

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 Kobe Bryant speaks, ‘Melo and LeBron are still mum and Bryan Stow has his day. Happy Thursday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.

 

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

“This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”
-Douglas Adams

 

Lakers

Free Agency: Kobe Speaks, ‘Melo Doesn’t, Lebron’s Deciding (Lake Show Life)

Spurs a ‘serious contender’ for Pau Gasol (FanSided)

Heat, Lakers among teams interested in Isaiah Thomas (FanSided)

Los Angeles Lakers: Can’t Help But Wait On Carmelo Anthony (Hoops Habit)

Lakers charged $9 million in luxury tax for last year’s 27-win season (LA Times)

Lakers shoot for stars in free agency, hit nothing (LA Times)

Marshall to Lead Lakers in Summer League (Lakers.com)

 

Clippers

Donald, Shelly Sterling testify in wild third day

Clippers announce Hawes, Farmar signings (Fully Clips)

Anthony Tolliver rumors: Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers in pursuit (FanSided)

Clippers add Mike Woodson to coaching staff (Fully Clips)

As for Sterlings, there’s a need for this couple to get away (LA Times)

Donald Sterling: Clippers fight is about economics, not ego (Newsday)

 

Dodgers

Prospect watch: when will Joc Pederson get the call? (Fantasy CPR)

Los Angeles Dodgers blamed Bryan Stow for his own beating (FanSided)

Los Angeles Dodgers found negligent in Bryan Stow beating (FanSided)

Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig among top jerseys sold in MLB (LA Times)

Dodgers go meekly to Tigers, Max Scherzer; swept with 4-1 loss (LA Times)

Carl Crawford will be on bench upon return to Dodgers (SI.com)

 

Angels

Problems continue on the mound for Angels’ C.J. Wilson (LA Times)

Angels outslug Toronto Blue Jays, 8-7 (LA Times)

Jered Weaver should start Saturday, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia says (LA Times))

 

Ducks

Ducks sign free agent Dany Heatley (LA Times)

Anaheim Ducks Ranked 3rd By ESPN Rankings (Pucks of a Feather)

How Can Boudreau Avoid The Hot Seat? (Pucks of a Feather)

 

USC

Three Players USC Will Rely on Following Kenny Bigelow (Reign of Troy)

ESPN College Football Future Power Rankings Place USC No. 6 Overall (Conquest Chronicles)

 

UCLA

UCLA Football: Trying For Less Penalties and More Physicality (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Basketball: Alford Told Octeus He Will Start? (Bruins Nation)

UCLA alums Muhammad, LaVine excited to unite in NBA (FOX Sports)

 

Miscellanea

Argentina edges Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance to World Cup final (LA Times)

Parsons inks Mavs’ offer sheet (ESPN)

Yanks put Tanaka on DL (NBC Sports)

NBA free agency: Grading every deal (SI.com)

Report: Jazz to match offer to Gordon Hayward (CBS Sports)

 

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