Interesting way to motivate him. Pretty interesting clause too.

NBC Sports: Lakers rookie Derrick Caracter has a unique clause in his contract — his salary is only partially guaranteed for 2010-11, but will become fully guaranteed if he weighs 275 pounds or less on September 10th.

  • http://twitter.com/mj62 Michael Johnson

    Haha that’s great. I wonder what his current weight is.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

      He’s hovering just under 275 pounds, around 265 pounds. I think the reason the Lakers set this clause is because they are afraid he might gain weight and stay out of shape for the season. Since I don’t see it through Mitch’s or Vitti’s perspective, I have no exact idea what the clause is truly about.

  • http://twitter.com/_MIGOS DOMIN8

    Aww damn that’s gone b hard after labor day bbq 2 damn hey D.C REMEMBER money is the motivation

    • Lakers 24 7

      Championships are the motivation, son.

  • LOLpoorguy

    I dont want a player who cant motivate himself.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

      Actually, Derrick is very motivated to do better in the NBA than he did in College with his character problems. He actually lost weight prior to the Draft, as his first step of improving his conditioning to do good in the NBA. I think he will be good to go by September 10th, no need to worry.

  • Rio Rondo

    whats up guys?!

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      Hahaha. You gotta love that Rio, as soon as you get on, you’ve got hate mail already! Especially from Rondo a few posts below. I can be cordial with you NOW, but when the season starts, you know it’s ON!

      Just for the record, I still think that you guys can come outta the east. Your Celd!ck team is still a more complete team than the 3 Ring-less Circus down in south beach. Looking forward to another epic battle with the leprechauns this season!

      GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RRFerdz

    hah! they should have made that clause the Shaq’s years ago :-)

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    they should of added a clause to Luke and Sasha’s contract. if they suck after signing then money gets returned. too little too late i guess.

  • laker fan for life and death

    Great points . That s probably why they made the weight deal was snack was a eating monster.
    And the deal with fluke Walton and Proncess Sasaha was bad contracts that Mitch did, his thoughts was these guys would develope yeah and I am the man in the moon

  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

    That’s pretty interesting.. I like Caracter a lot. I hope he is able to contribute this season.

  • rondo

    Rio Rondo get the hell off this board . You got people thinking you are me . You are a Celtics fan and need to go on their board. We are lakers fans and we love our team .

    • Rio Rondo

      I wish to not be you for you are a Lakers fan

      iAM simply me :)

  • rondo

    Caracter will come to the Lakers in excellent condition. You are dealing with someone who wants to be on the World Champion Lakers. He love the idea he will be playing with Kobe and Pau. He loves the idea he’s being coached by the great Phil Jackson and not by Napoleon complex lil Rick.

    • Robert.

      @rondo, can you explain your username? You appear to be a Lakers fan, but your ‘username’ suggests that you are a Celtics (or Rajon Rondo) fan. This is clearly sending a mixed message here.
      .
      So, what does ‘rondo’ mean?

  • Mr. Anonymous

    I think anybody with the name Rondo in their username needs to go to hell.

  • Robert.

    Let me put it this way – you get to be one of about 500 players in the WORLD who get to play in the NBA, and one of 15 players in the WORLD who get to play with the World Champion Lakers, the greatest franchise in sports history?
    .
    …. and they will PAY you half a million dollars per year for the next 2 years or so?
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    …. and you get to be famous around the world?
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    …. and all you have to do is lose about … oh …. say 20 pounds?
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    Ok … tough decision.
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    So let me put it another way: you have a chance for the dream job of a lifetime – no – of MANY lifetimes – of just about anyone in the world. You get to play. PLAY a GAME. They will not only pay you $$, they will provide you personal trainers to help you GET HEALTHY.
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    All you have to do is lose some weight (with THEIR help).
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    And you need motivation for that? What’s left for motivation? Free room and board at the Playboy mansion?
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    I don’t get it.

  • Flow

    I love it!

  • Celtics 17 – Lakers 16

    Irrelevant, this guy’s not going to make a difference.

    • Robert.

      I don’t know about that. Tel-Aviv & other Euro’s wanted him. Euro basket is a bit rougher than NBA (take a look at the FIBA playoffs, to see what I mean). There must be something in his play that looked promising.
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      and ….
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      Lakers 18 – Celtics 17

    • 242LakerFan

      You know what those numbers mean to me? That means we’re about to dethrone your tired asses. When I started watching the NBA that was Celtics 13 – Lakers 6. I believe that makes it Lakers 10 – Celtics 4 in my time. That puts us way ahead. And we’re soon to be ahead overall.

  • Laker101

    Slow day in Lakerland?

  • rondo

    Ronnie! my nickname is rondo a childhood nickname. I had my nickname long before Boston Rajon Rondo. I had this nickname 50 years. Does that answer your question?

    • Robert.

      Yes, this does. Thanks! And so you of all people know (from being there) how much Laker fans hate the Celtics (not just these last few years, but back 50 years and more! You must at least recall the 80s rivalry).
      .
      Unfortunately for many of us here (and in L.A.), the name ‘Rajon Rondo’ is more ‘recently’ like a ‘hair trigger’ that sets us off and reminds us of that ill fated 2008 Finals. I still have a bad taste myself from that series.
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      So I suspect that you could expect unpleasant responses from people here, because of your nickname, despite your obvious devotion to Lakers.

  • rondo

    Mr.Anonymous ) you will most likely die and go to hell before me. You have no class so i will treat you like someone i don’t give damn about. You don’t know me so don’t make shit comments about me you classless fool.

  • laker fan for life and death

    change your name we Laker fans hate Rondo

    • los lakers of LA

      dude, read Rondo’s previous comment. if you start to use some of the tissue up north you’ll see that “Rondo” is his CHILDHOOD nickname, so don’t be an arrogant doosh bag

  • rondo

    Laker fan for life and death ( fuck you ) I had that name for years I am not going to change it. You need to change your name to doosh bag.

  • rondo

    Also i have been a Laker fan long before you was born. I was a lakers fan when Jerry West and Elgin Baylor was the stars. I also remember when the Lakers had a Awesome team Bill Sharman was the coach They won like 69 games. 33 straight games in 1971-1972 season The starting five was the Big Dipper,Happy Hairston Jerry West Gail Goodrich and Jim McMillian, Wilt scored very low points but grabbed 19 rebounds per game Jerry West was like the point guard with about 9 to 10 assits per game and Gail did most of the scoring. This team went on to win the Championship that year what a Awesome team.