He was talking about Dick Bavetta. This is the kind of thing that happens when studio analysts have to stay up until 2:00 a.m. every night.
Dick Bavetta was all business. Charles Barkley's legendary confidence seemed shaken. But in the end, it was the younger Barkley who left with the victory... as well as a severely bruised tailbone after an ill-advised backpedal to the finish line. Video is below.