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nikeball
02-17-2007, 07:01 PM
ANYONE KNOW WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN? SATURDAY? SUNDAY? WHAT TIME?


more info:
http://www.truehoop.com/leaguewide-issues-70150-charles-barkley-vs-dick-bavetta.html

Charles Barkley vs. Dick Bavetta

Posted by Kelly Dwyer

Apparently this Dick Bavetta vs. Charles Barkley race is a go, and I have to admit, I think we’re all going to be disappointed a little bit. I’m the first guy that’s probably come out with this, but, Charles is probably going to win.

For those who aren’t up on this, during a Kings/Lakers snooze-fest from a few weeks ago (it was a close game, but both teams combined to shoot, I think, 14-trillion free throws), Barkley provided the color analysis for TNT. Subbing for an injured Steve Kerr, Barkley took advantage of one of many breaks in the action to ridicule referee Dick Bavetta’s age (67), bragging that he could the beat well-regarded Brooklyn native in a foot race. Most laughed at Chuck’s claim, and for good reason: he’s out of shape (though not as much as he was three years ago), and could be seen huffing and puffing while trying to negotiate the steps of the New Orleans Superdome during a telecast last December.

After Bavetta got wind of the boast and offered a five thousand dollar bounty to a charity of Chuck’s choice for a wager, Barkley apparently agreed to a race on the weekend of the NBA All-Star game, which is on February 18th. Now, by “disappointed,” I don’t mean that the bulk of tuning-in viewers (including myself) are waiting for a chance to see Chuck get his come-uppance. Far from it. He’s a good dude who says some silly things, sometimes. I just don’t think we’ll get to see the sort of race that we thought possible upon hearing Barkley’s boast on January 4th.

With a month to prepare, Charles will train. He’ll get into shape. He’ll hit the treadmill and cut back on the appletinis and get his act together in time to make a show of it on the All-Star break. That isn’t much of a sacrifice (appletinis are gross), and Charles has shown a renewed enthusiasm towards staying in shape over the last year or so. If the race would have taken on place on, say, January 4th, then Bavetta would have swept the floor with Chuck. That probably won’t be the case on February 17th (or whenever they host it).

Topping that, anyone can win a sprint. If Charles and Dick raced from one baseline to another, Charles would have a chance to out-sprint Bavetta before crumbling into a heap. If the race was from baseline to baseline, and back – then we’d see a truer representation of who the better athlete is. I felt that back on January 4th, but all anyone has ever talked about is a 94-foot sprint. Let’s make this worth watching. Let them race to the other end of the court, and back, and let America be the real winner.

nashtymavsfan13
02-17-2007, 07:05 PM
I'm going with Bavetta, he ran pretty fast down the court during the Mavs-Rox game.

chumdawg
02-17-2007, 08:01 PM
I heard they were going to go baseline and back, or somesuch. Anyone know?

At any rate, my money is on Barkley too.

Dr.Zoidberg
02-17-2007, 08:06 PM
I wonder that there is no v-bookie-bet? I think Bavetta wins. He´s a little old but Barkley is to fat. :D

nikeball
02-17-2007, 08:14 PM
lol. i checked for a vbookie bet too. sigh.

mqywaaah
02-17-2007, 08:32 PM
This is happening right now! About to start as I post. :) Black Rhino!!! LOL

EricaLubarsky
02-17-2007, 08:33 PM
My money is on Dick

mqywaaah
02-17-2007, 08:33 PM
Dang! Bavetta's quite sensitive. Funny comment by Sir Charles. " I dont have anything against old people, I want to be one someday." :) LOL

mqywaaah
02-17-2007, 08:34 PM
Dick's getting it on!!! Having a lil trouble taking his sweats off. LOL

mqywaaah
02-17-2007, 08:35 PM
Cmon Man!

mqywaaah
02-17-2007, 08:35 PM
Time to alert the Medics!!!

Kirobaito
02-17-2007, 08:36 PM
Dangit. That court seemed really short. Was that a full-sized court?

Dr.Zoidberg
02-17-2007, 08:37 PM
Barkley the running ball lightning! :D

Nemesis
02-17-2007, 08:37 PM
lol

SaltwaterChaffy
02-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Paging Tim Hardaway.

Nemesis
02-17-2007, 08:39 PM
bavetta slipped charles the tongue.

mqywaaah
02-17-2007, 08:42 PM
LMAO :D hahahahaha

Dtownsfinest
02-17-2007, 08:42 PM
Ahh man that was great lol. I hate refs but Bavetta seems like a good guy. Barkley had a nice couple of quotables in that segment lol.

The Crippler
02-17-2007, 08:53 PM
Ahh man that was great lol. I hate refs but Bavetta seems like a good guy. Barkley had a nice couple of quotables in that segment lol.

I thought Dick came off as kind of a dick. It was cool of him to agree to it, but man, have some fun out there...

Dtownsfinest
02-17-2007, 09:01 PM
^^^^I just think he took it too serious. Or made it look that way anyway. Refs can only do or say so much because that's actually my view of all refs. They're all d***. He just needed to make sure he made out of that arena safe and being alongside Barkley was a start lol.

mary
02-17-2007, 09:01 PM
I thought Dick came off as kind of a dick. It was cool of him to agree to it, but man, have some fun out there...


I agree completely with your asessment.

capitalcity
02-17-2007, 09:12 PM
Barkley kissed dick on national TV.

The Crippler
02-17-2007, 09:13 PM
^^^^I just think he took it too serious. Or made it look that way anyway. Refs can only do or say so much because that's actually my view of all refs. They're all d***. He just needed to make sure he made out of that arena safe and being alongside Barkley was a start lol.

I couldn't have said it better. All refs seem to be definitely be d****.

MavKikiNYC
02-17-2007, 09:21 PM
Barkley kissed dick on national TV.

That's nothing--when Dirk was asked who he thought would win, he abruptly changed the subject and said "I'll take dick."

nikeball
02-17-2007, 10:12 PM
I think...refs have to be serious...if they arent serious...then they wont be respected by players. They need to be hard and stick with their decisions.

Dirkadirkastan
02-18-2007, 01:27 AM
I think...refs have to be serious...if they arent serious...then they wont be respected by players. They need to be hard and stick with their decisions.

Dick needs to be hard.

Man, wayyyyy to many Richard jokes.

Murphy3
02-18-2007, 08:08 AM
I think Bavetta was jokingly being overly serious.

jthig32
02-18-2007, 09:00 AM
I think Bavetta was jokingly being overly serious.

I agree. He was a lot looser after the race. I think he was messing around before.

nikeball
02-18-2007, 09:53 PM
for those who didnt see Shaq dance. he has got some moves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwob1gm-_Hw

nashtymavsfan13
02-18-2007, 11:21 PM
for those who didnt see Shaq dance. he has got some moves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwob1gm-_Hw

Lol, that was great.

spreedom
02-19-2007, 01:36 AM
D12 can move...

Five-ofan
02-19-2007, 01:37 AM
i cant believe they let a man that slow ref an nba game.

Five-ofan
02-19-2007, 01:42 AM
for those who didnt see Shaq dance. he has got some moves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwob1gm-_Hw
impressive but no match for the boys in my sig ;)

mqywaaah
02-19-2007, 09:02 AM
Did anyone see Sir Charles and Dick give each other a smack on the lips?

nikeball
02-19-2007, 11:11 AM
that is bavetta's ritual..before each game he gives the announcers a peck on the cheek. just his thing.

sike
02-19-2007, 11:13 AM
its guy love...

mqywaaah
02-19-2007, 11:15 AM
that is bavetta's ritual..before each game he gives the announcers a peck on the cheek. just his thing.

On the cheek I know, but not on the lips? Would you kiss Bavetta on his lips? :D hahaha LMAO

mqywaaah
02-19-2007, 11:16 AM
its guy love...



Eww.... more like Amaechi love. haha :) :) :)

alexamenos
02-19-2007, 12:46 PM
Dick needs to be hard.

Man, wayyyyy to many Richard jokes.

stop...i just can't take any more dick.

mqywaaah
02-19-2007, 01:07 PM
How about Andy Dick jokes?

nikeball
02-19-2007, 06:27 PM
On the cheek I know, but not on the lips? Would you kiss Bavetta on his lips? :D hahaha LMAO

if it gives the mavs an edge in all the games he refs...i'd think about it.

that is the meaning of DIE HARD FAN q=).

Five-ofan
02-19-2007, 06:54 PM
btw you know dirks most comparable player was as a rookie? thats right amaechi. i wonder if dirk has something to tell us...

mqywaaah
02-19-2007, 08:42 PM
if it gives the mavs an edge in all the games he refs...i'd think about it.

that is the meaning of DIE HARD FAN q=).


Takin' one for the team huh?

Five-ofan
02-19-2007, 08:58 PM
Takin' one for the team huh?
nah hes really ameachi.

mqywaaah
02-19-2007, 09:07 PM
LOL... Amaechi...

nikeball
02-19-2007, 10:34 PM
Takin' one for the team huh?

exactly.

bernardos70
02-20-2007, 02:16 AM
If you're willing to kiss Dick to help the mavs win, you're a better fan than I am.....

Five-ofan
02-20-2007, 02:24 AM
If you're willing to kiss Dick to help the mavs win, you're a better fan than I am.....
or ameachi ;)

mqywaaah
02-20-2007, 09:01 AM
Matt!! Bring back the dancing superheroes sig!!!! This one's kind of cute tho, Amaechi cute. LOL :D

Five-ofan
02-20-2007, 09:24 AM
Matt!! Bring back the dancing superheroes sig!!!! This one's kind of cute tho, Amaechi cute. LOL :D
i could always use a different dancing superhero like this one, http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c386/TONY5272/Spiderman.gif

or i could bring back the original http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b133/alimatour/spiderman-troupe.gif

or i could go with a combo of the two, http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/shawnie2/ththth5b611c2b.gif

then i dont even know what to say about this guy, http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q162/crawdaddy_photo/i65713353_72193.gif

dude1394
02-20-2007, 09:52 AM
Smaller is better. :)