LASH Morning Drive: Tuesday, June 24


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 LeBron James rocks the NBA/Twitter universe, Shelley Sterling takes the early lead over Donald and Zack Greinke has a forgettable return to Kansas City. Enjoy your day, Los Angeles. You deserve it.

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

“I don’t want it good. I want it Tuesday.” -Jack Warner


Byron Scott the favorite to land Lakers coaching job (FanSided)

Carmelo Anthony to meet with Bulls, Lakers, Mavs, Rockets (FanSided)

How the Lakers Can Form Their Own Big 3 This Summer (Lake Show Life)

Roy Hibbert a trade target? (Lake Show Life)

Pau Gasol not expected to return to Los Angeles Lakers (FanSided)

Lakers will be a ‘major player’ for Kevin Love, more likely to deal at trade deadline (FanSided)

Los Angeles Lakers can clear cap room to sign two stars (FanSided)

Kyle Lowry on the Lakers’ Free Agent List (Lake Show Life)

Steve Nash eligible for 15% bonus if traded (LA Times)


Los Angeles Clippers: Do Not Trade Blake Griffin For LeBron James (Hoops Habit)

Los Angeles Clippers: Draft Prospect – K.J. McDaniels
(Hoops Habit)

Channing Frye to decline player option, become free agent (Fully Clips)

Tyronn Lue to join Cleveland Cavaliers coaching staff (Fully Clips)

A Look into the Clippers Salary Cap Situation (Fully Clips)

Shelly Sterling appears to have early edge in legal fight with Donald (LA Times)

Los Angeles Clippers looking at Maurice Cheeks (FanSided)


Zack Greinke Roughed Up in Dodger Loss to Defensively Sharp Royals (Lasorda’s Lair)

Can Los Angeles Dodgers retake control of NL West? (FanSided)

MLB Power Rankings Week 14: Dodgers among those on the rise (FanSided)

Boston Red Sox trade target: Joc Pederson (BoSox Injection)

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers named National League Player of the Week (

Dodgers’ Zack Greinke is treated rudely in Kansas City (LA Times)

Dee Gordon’s All-Star case (ESPN)


Amid Halos’ stars, Aybar quietly having his best year (

Angels’ Kevin Jepsen wants extended stay in back of bullpen (LA Times)

Lessons Learned About Each MLB Team at the Halfway Mark (Bleacher Report)


Rob Blake’s up-and-down journey with Kings winds up at Hall of Fame (LA Times)

Greene close to re-signing with Kings on four-year deal (NBC Sports)


Nelson Agholor, Leonard Williams Make Athlon’s First Team Preseason All-American List (Reign of Troy)

USC To Offer Four-Year Scholarships for Football and Basketball (Reign of Troy)

USC Football 2014 Schedule Preview: Fresno State Bulldogs (Reign of Troy)

USC offseason storylines: QB (ESPN)

Offering four-year scholarships may give USC a recruiting edge (Yahoo! Sports)

Top 10: Ranking the most brutal non-conference slates in America (FOX Sports)


NBA Draft Profile: Zach LaVine (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Recruiting: Welcome, Bruins! (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Bruins In The (Mock) NBA Draft (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA Football: Strengths, Weaknesses and Secret Weapons (Bleacher Report)


Michael Bradley may be goat now but he’s also heart and soul for U.S. (LA Times)

LeBron to opt out, agent tells Heat  (ESPN)

Altidore out for Germany; eyes knockout round (CBS Sports)

Cavs ‘torn’ between Parker and Wiggins (NBC Sports)

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