Friday , Sep , 26 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Baron Davis’ crazy summer: $60 million from L.A. Clippers, ‘Step Brother’ with Steve Nash, and Jenny Craig diet

Most prefer Will Smith’s idea of ‘Summertime’ -lazy barbeques, chilling at the barbershop, and jumping in the water-plug for old time’s sake. Not Baron Davis. He got busy, manoeuvring a new contract from the Los Angeles Clippers, filming a Step Brothers parody, and, as HoopsVibe News Crew reported, becoming the unofficial spokesperson for Jenny Craig …

Baron Davis' crazy summer: $60 million from L.A. Clippers, 'Step Brother' with Steve Nash, and Jenny Craig dietMost prefer Will Smith’s idea of ‘Summertime’ –lazy barbeques, chilling at the barbershop, and jumping in the water-plug for old time’s sake.

Not Baron Davis. He got busy, manoeuvring a new contract from the Los Angeles Clippers, filming a Step Brothers parody, and, as HoopsVibe News Crew reported, becoming the unofficial spokesperson for Jenny Craig.

Yes, interesting times for the point guard.

First, he left seventeen million dollars on the table by opting-out of his ‘max’ contract with Golden State. As a prime free agent, Davis quickly agreed to a five-year, sixty million dollar pact with his hometown Clippers.

‘We Believe’ was out. A revamped L.A. side was in.

Not so fast. Controversy soon struck. Elton Brand, the Clippers’ franchise player and Davis’ supposed co-star, ditched L.A. for Philadelphia. However, the club partially covered Brand’s defection by acquiring post Marcus Camby.

Second, Davis’ off-court appeal shone through in a video. No, we’re not referring to another shameless TMZ thing starring Jessica Alba (although, you wouldn’t mind if we were). In mid July, Boom-Nasty productions became youtube legends for this Step Brothers spoof.

(Nice work on the breaking guys.) 

Finally, a few days ago, Davis told People Magazine he was using Jenny Craig to shed weight for the upcoming season. With access to world-famous trainers and chefs, it’s priceless that an all-world athlete would admit using the hefty housewife diet plan.

"Inspired by current spokeswoman Latifah, Davis, 29, started the plan at the beginning of August to get in shape for basketball season.

"I know Queen Latifah, and when I saw her out there using it, I thought maybe I could use it, too, to work on my health and fitness goals and inspire others," he tells PEOPLE." (Davis to People Magazine)

The Clippers are the Western Conference’s wildcard. They could make or miss the playoffs. However, with Davis, they’ll entertain. No doubt about it.

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