(Boulder-CO) It saddens me to report that Dick Bavetta lost the race between him and Charles Barkley. The loss surprises me, but you gotta tip your hat to Barkley. Sir Charles was out to such a comfortable lead down the home stretch that he even finished by running backwards and falling on his can! Dick Bavetta finished his heat by diving head first in what I first thought was disaster before replay revealed the light-hearted nature of the belly flop. Good ol’ Dicky B, despite the loss, we still love ya!
What followed the race was just as unexpected as the results (for me at least). Dick Bavetta and Sir Charles embraced and Bavetta clearly went in for the smooch! Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but wow, right on the smacker! Talk about love for the game… I’ll bet that somewhere Tim Hardaway feels strange right now.