Barkley Accepts Bavetta\’s Challenge to a Footrace

After charging that 67-year-old NBA referee Dick Bavetta is a guy who “parted the (Red) Sea with Moses,” Charles Barkley is putting his money where his mouth is, accepting Bavetta’s challenge to a footrace, with $5,000 of the winner’s money going to charity.

The race is scheduled to be held over All-Star Weekend, and Bavetta had better be quick to grab Barkley’s attention in Las Vegas, where casino hosts are working overtime as we speak to lure Charles into their premises.

Their jobs are to harpoon the whales, and a guy who drops $10 million and doesn’t think he has a problem — one who’s tight with Michael Jordan and his own fortune — is pretty much the reason casino hosts exist.