The NBA Bubble experience didn’t work out as exactly planned for Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets, but that didn’t stop him from being quite the mensch. Russ wanted to show his appreciation for the housekeepers of the Grand Floridian hotel, and he did it with an $8,000 tip, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“They took great care of us,” Westbrook told Bleacher Report, confirming the tip. “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.”
Spoke to Russ Westbrook. Confirmed he left a generous tip & thank you letter to housekeepers in the bubble. He didnt disclose the amount
"They took great care of us. 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"
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) October 6, 2020
Westbrook was unwilling to confirm the exact amount, but according to the Morning News, he left the hotel room “virtually spotless” — as is standard with Westbrook, a known neat freak.
Moreover, I'm told, he left the room virtually spotless.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) October 6, 2020
Generosity is a common thread with Westbrook, who won the 2014-15 NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his work in the community.
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He consistently gives back, whether through his Why Not? Foundation or his Honor the Gift clothing line.
Westbrook and the Rockets spent almost two months at the hotel, eventually being the last team staying there after eliminating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening round of the playoffs. Russ is a real one.