Saturday, February 17, 2007

Money Where Your Mouth Is

One of the side stories of the NBA All-Star break is the much anticipated foot race between 67-year old referee Dick Bavetta and former player great 40-something Charles Barkley.

Seems that Sir Charles joked that he could outrun Bavetta and was promptly challenged to prove it. Hence, tonight's showdown.

In other mouthing off news, dunk contestant Tyrus Thomas (who I was gushing over last March) admitted that he was only in the contest for the money. His team promptly fined him $10 000 for making such a bone-headed remark.

Why can't (former) athletes be better role models for our youth? Could be because they're not much more than kids themselves.

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