May 7, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) reacts to a foul call in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Links: Friday, July 25

LASH Links 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 LASH Links Chris Paul threatens a boycott, UCLA football gets lots of love at Pac-12 Media Day and Jeremy Lin disses Dwight Howard! Happy Friday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


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

“For most people, Friday’s just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood’ll never be the same.”
–Craig Jones, Friday


Lakers Links

LASH Roundtable: 5 Burning NBA Offseason Questions

Lakers Roster Breakdown: Point Guards (Lake Show Life)

The Lakers attempted to acquire Jeremy Lin in the past (FanSided)

Did Jeremy Lin take a shot at Dwight Howard? (FanSided)

Lakers unlikely to pay luxury tax for 2014-15 season (LA Times)

Lakers deny rumor they are waiting around for Doc Rivers to be coach (NBC Sports)

Lakers are a Hollywood tragedy (ESPN Insider)


Clippers Links

Chris Paul has discussed a Clippers boycott with Doc Rivers

Blake Griffin to Skip FIBA World Cup

NBA: 5 Darkhorse MVP Candidates For 2014-15 (Hoops Habit)


Dodgers Links

Lasorda’s Lair Roundtable: The Dodgers Outfield Conundrum (Lasorda’s Lair)

Los Angeles Dodgers worried about Joc Pederson call up? (FanSided)

Los Angeles Dodgers rumors: Would ‘kill’ to trade Matt Kemp (FanSided)

David Price rumors: Dodgers may ‘ante up’ trade offer (FanSided)

Time Warner ad campaign may signal movement in Dodgers’ TV impasse (LA Times)

Dodgers have a big series against Giants, but it’s not that big (LA Times)

Josh Beckett, Dan Haren give Dodgers some trades to ponder (LA Daily News)

Trick up their sleeve? Revisiting key Dodgers trades (


Angels Links

MLB Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Angels not looking to add starting pitcher (FanSided)

Garrett Richards Leads Angels into Four-Game Set with Tigers (Halo Hangout)

The Power of the Rally Monkey is in Full Effect for the Angels (Halo Hangout)

Angels fall to Tigers, 6-4 (LA Times)


Galaxy Links

Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: 10 Bold Predictions (MLS Multiplex)


USC Links

USC RB Target Aca’Cedric Ware to Announce Commitment on Monday (Reign of Troy)

Stanford might be without star Ty Montgomery for USC game (LA Daily News)


UCLA Links

Go Joe Bruin Talks To Brett Hundley And Eric Kendricks At Pac-12 Media Day (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Football Player Profile: Devin Lucien (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA QB Brett Hundley working with Tim Tebow to be a better leader (FanSided)

UCLA’s Eric Kendricks could move into the spotlight this season (LA Times)

Jim Mora calls UCLA ‘home,’ says he’ll stay ‘until they kick me out’ (LA Times)

Mora has UCLA poised to make jump (ESPN)

UCLA enjoying spotlight as winning team in Southern California (CBS Sports)

Mora: It would be awful if Hundley gets black QB stereotype from NFL (FOX Sports)


Miscellaneous Links

Mariners get Kendrys Morales in trade with the Twins (LA Times)

Harden’s ‘cornerstones’ remark irks Parsons (ESPN)

Ray Allen’s agent tweets reports to Cavs are unfounded (NBC Sports)

King: Why Rice only got two games (

Can Mets strike deal with Rockies for Tulowitzki? (CBS Sports)


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