He may have had to leave the bubble early but he left in style! Russell left the cleaning crew at the Orlando Bubble hotel a tip for champions. Mr. Westbrook ended his time in the NBA bubble on a generous note.
Although the Houston Rockets may have missed out on advancing to the NBA finals this year, the 31-year-old point guard made sure to share his appreciation with the housekeeping staff at Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort.
Dallas Morning News reporter Brad Townsend was the first to report on the news.- “Only @russwest44 would be able to truly confirm this, and I doubt he will, but I’m told that he left a $8,000 tip for the Grand Floridian housekeepers when the @HoustonRockets left the NBA bubble,” Townsend wrote on Twitter earlier this week. “Moreover, I’m told, he left the room virtually spotless.”
The NBA star went on to confirm to another reporter that he did leave a tip for housekeeping — although he declined to share the specific amount — as well as a thank you note. “They took great care of us,” Westbrook said, according to Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks. “Took the time and energy to do their job at a high level. That was the right thing. I like to do the right thing.”
Generosity is a common thread with Westbrook, who won the 2014-15 NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his work in the community. He consistently gives back, whether through his Why Not? Foundation or his Honor the Gift clothing line. Westbrook has helped workers who have done their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic and in May, Westbrook provided meals to frontline workers in California.
Proud to report another great example of giving back!!