LASH Morning Drive: Friday, June 27


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 the Lakers get Julius, the Clips load up on shooting and the three Bears (Bruins) go in the first round! Enjoy your Friday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.

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

“I demand a lot from my teammates as well, holding each other accountable, putting extra work in was what I had to do at Kentucky.”―Julius Randle, newest Laker


Julius it is!

Lakers Find the Perfect Fit with Julius Randle

Mitch Kupchak, Lakers turning focus to free agency (Lake Show Life)

Lakers Draft News: Expert’s Grades for Lakers Draft (Lake Show Life)

Why Julius Randle Was The Right Pick (Hoops Habit)

2014 NBA Draft: Jordan Clarkson Becomes a Laker (KC Kingdom)

Kobe Bryant is recruiting Carmelo Anthony, but Lakers are a longshot (Washington Post)

DeAndre Kane invited to play for Los Angeles Lakers in summer league (Clones Confidential)


Clippers Draft Grades: CJ Wilcox

Clippers select C.J. Wilcox (Fully Clips)

Los Angeles Clippers fans react to C.J. Wilcox on Twitter (FanSided)

Clippers not interested in acquiring Austin Rivers (Fully Clips)

Ryan Anderson not on trading block (ESPN)


How Much Is Too Much In A David Price Deal? (Lasorda’s Lair)

You Only Need Juan-Kemp’s Great Throw, And Turner’s Pinch-Hit RBI Single Keys Dodger’s 1-0 Win (Lasorda’s Lair)

Judge refuses to dismiss Yasiel Puig court case (FanSided)

Dodgers blank Cards in first meeting since NLCS  (CBS Sports)

No disabled list for Hanley Ramirez as Dodgers activate Juan Uribe (LA TImes)

Beckett’s season is beyond a comeback (ESPN)


Los Angeles Angels Sweep Twins, Finish Perfect Homestand (Halo Hangout)

5 Things We’ve Learned About the Los Angeles Angels Midway Through 2014 (Rant Sports)

Angels’ Albert Pujols remains focused and gets results (LA Times)

Angels starting to develop tough home identity (FOX Sports)

Angels-Royals Preview (ESPN)


Kings Retain Gaborik and Greene, but Plan to Part Ways with Mitchell

Marian Gaborik’s New Contract May Be Risky (Too Many Men on the Site)

NHL Draft 2014: Final Look at Los Angeles Kings’ Best Options in 1st Round (Bleacher Report)


Anaheim Ducks looking for a big deal at the NHL draft (LA Daily News)


U.S. Defense Is Bolstered by a New Man in the Middle (New York Times)


2015 NFL Draft: USC Preview (CBS Sports)


The Minnesota Timberwolves Select Zach LaVine (Go Joe Bruin)

What Twitter Said About Zach LaVine (Go Joe Bruin)

The Memphis Grizzlies Select Jordan Adams (Go Joe Bruin)

What Twitter Said About Jordan Adams (Go Joe Bruin)

San Antonio Spurs Draft Kyle Anderson (Air Alamo)

What Twitter Said About Kyle Anderson (Go Joe Bruin)

Best NBA draft for Pac-12 since 2008 (Seattle Times)


2014 NBA Draft: Grading each team’s draft (FanSided)

NHL Draft 2014: Rumor and trade tracker (FanSided)

Knicks’ Jackson: Message sent in Mavs deal (ESPN)

USA through to round of 16 (NBC Sports)

Will Tiger Miss the Cut? (120 Sports)

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh meet Wednesda (

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