Sports and News Links – May 12, 2011

We’ve had some news popping up in the sports world over the past 2 days.  Let’s get to the business at hand. The downfall of national sportswriter and provocateur Jay Mariotti has taken another sad and sorry turn.  Mariotti was charged with three felonies, including felony stalking, after he confronted his ex-girlfriend on the same day a court…

It’s alright to hate Kobe, but give the man his props

On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics, 83-79, in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals.  As a result, the Lakers won their 16th championship, one shy of tying the Celtics for the most titles by a NBA team. However, the talk on Twitter and Facebook wasn’t about the sloppy play…