LASH Morning Drive: Monday, June 30


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 Prince Albert’s ailing, Clayton Kershaw delivers first place to the Dodgers and Donald Sterling is determined sane enough for the stand! Happy Monday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.

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

“Just once, I would like to wake up, turn on the news, and hear… ‘Monday has been canceled, go back to sleep.”―Unknown/everyone


Lakers Score Big with Julius Randle

Wolves, Lakers, Bulls, Mavs interested in Parsons (CBS Sports)

Lakers extend qualifying offer to Ryan Kelly (Lake Show Life)

Pau Gasol won’t cross off Lakers (ESPN)

Who Is Jordan Clarkson? (Hoops Habit)

Should Lakers Eye Channing Frye? (Lake Show Life)

Los Angeles Lakers: 2014 Free Agency Guide (Hoops Habit)

Lakers have a tough road ahead in free agency (LA Times)

Lakers Rumors: Lakers will meet with Carmelo Anthony (Lake Show Life)


Neurologist declares Donald Sterling mentally fit, will testify in court (FOX Sports)

Clippers Draft Grades: CJ Wilcox

Los Angeles Clippers: What To Expect From C.J. Wilcox (Hoops Habit)

Los Angeles Clippers interested in Spencer Hawes, Trevor Ariza (FanSided)

Los Angeles Clippers making Darren Collison their No. 1 priority (FanSided)

Los Angeles Clippers waive Willie Green (FanSided)

Clippers Should Target Kevin Love (Hoops Habit)


Clayton Kershaw’s Curve and Offensive Fireworks Propel Dodgers into First Place (Lasorda’s Lair)

Dodgers put Justin Turner on DL (ESPN)

Dodgers give Scott Van Slyke the old hot foot (FanSided)

Los Angeles Dodgers tied for first place in National League West (FanSided)

Dodgers firing on all cylinders (

Dodgers not surprised by turnaround (ESPN)


Los Angeles Angels Acquire Jason Grilli

Angels release veteran pitcher Joel Pineiro (FanSided)

Albert Pujols has a swollen lymph gland in his groin (FanSided)

Angels’ Albert Pujols appears to be loafing, but there’s a reason (LA Times)

The Emergence of Garrett Richards (Halo Hangout)


NHL Draft 2014: Every Los Angeles Kings pick (FanSided)

Los Angeles Kings Select Adrian Kempe 29th Overall (Rink Royalty)

Los Angeles Kings farm system analyzed (

Cup champion Kings add 10 players at NHL Draft (


How Ryan Kesler Fits the Ducks Puzzle (Pucks of a Feather)

Meet the 2014 Anaheim Ducks Draft Class (Pucks of a Feather)

Nate Thompson Traded To Anaheim Ducks (Too Many Men on the Site)

Ducks pick bruising forward Ritchie

Anaheim Ducks farm system analyzed (


For Omar Gonzalez, starting for U.S. in World Cup is pinch-me time (LA Times)

Galaxy shakes up San Jose on Gyasi Zardes’ goal (LA Times)

Galaxy’s Donovan Helps Gonzalez With World Cup Tips (CBS Los Angeles)


David Sills Decommits From USC (Reign of Troy)


UCLA Seventh in Directors’ Cup, Bruin Women Second in Capital One Cup (

UCLA Lands Transfer Combo Guard Jon Octeus (Go Joe Bruin)


Sources: Bucks, Nets agree to deal for Kidd (ESPN)

Chris Bosh tells Heat he opts out of contract/a> (FOX Sports)

Former No. 1 Wozniacki stunned at Wimbledon (CBS Sports)

Report: Suns to pursue LeBron, Carmelo together  (NBC Sports)

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh meet Wednesda (

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