There are some things the Los Angeles Lakers are unlikely to chase. LeBron James will always be compared to Michael Jordan, and the only way to usurp the Chicago Bulls legend would be to get more Larry O’Brien. Also Spencer Dinwiddie has to work hard to achieve something after joining the Lakers led by Darvin Ham and Anthony Davis. Although it may come as a surprise to some.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks revealed a strange clause in Spencer Dinwiddie’s new contract with the Lakers. He can receive up to $1,554,655 for the 2023-24 season. However, only $1,554,654 is the base salary of the deal. The remaining $1 is an incentive for winning an NBA championship with LeBron James, Darvin Ham, and Anthony Davis. No, this is not a typo. If the Lakers win, Dinwiddie receives only $1 more for his efforts.
As @mcten reported, the Lakers signed Spencer Dinwiddie to the remaining portion of their non-tax mid level exception.
Here is the breakdown:
$1- If the Lakers win the NBA Championship
– Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 11, 2024
Dinwiddie was the only significant one made by the Lakers during the NBA Trade Deadline and the buyout market. The 30-year-old’s contract seems very affordable considering his season averages. He can give the Lakers 12.6 points with a 39.1 percent percentage on all three scoring levels. In addition, he can provide 6 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds.