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NBA player will get a $500k bonus if he doesn't gain 5 pounds in the next 6 months

Boris Diaw has one of the best, most unusual, contract clauses.

BORIS DIAW HAS revitalised his career since signing with the San Antonio Spurs in March of 2012.

After helping the team win the 2014 title, he signed a four-year, $28-million contract with the Spurs this summer.

While Diaw has been great for the last two seasons, he does have a history of inconsistency. His final year in Charlotte was a disaster. He put on a noticeable amount of weight, shot a dismal 41%, and was waived.

As an incentive for Diaw to stay in shape, the Spurs have put an unusual “weight clause” in his contract.

According to ESPN’s Amin Elhassan, Diaw gets $150,000 if weighs 254 pounds or less on October 25th, $150,000 if he’s 254 pounds or less on the day after the All-Star break, and $200,000 if he’s 254 pounds or less on April 1st.

The Spurs official website currently lists Diaw at 250 pounds. As long as he doesn’t gain five pounds, he gets $500,000.

Diaw’s weight was be the subject of a good-natured back and forth between him and coach Gregg Popovich in September.

Popovich said the Spurs had a betting pool for what Diaw would weigh at the beginning of training camp.

Diaw responded with a great Instagram photo with the caption, “No worries [Pop] only one glass of wine and daily workouts!”

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