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Rockets player Russell Westbrook leaves $8,000 tip for NBA bubble hotel employees


It’s not every day hotel housekeeping staff gets an $8,000 tip.

Houston Rockets player Russell Westbrook reportedly left this sizeable gratuity for hotel housekeeping before he departed Disney World’s Grand Floridian Hotel, the site of the NBA bubble.

According to Dallas Morning News reporter Brad Townsend, Westbrook left the staff with a spotless room, and an $8,000 tip.

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“They took great care of us,” Westbrook told 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.”

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

The 31-year-old also left a thank you letter for the staff. This isn’t out of character for Westbrook, who won the 2014-15 NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his work in the community.

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The American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Gratuity Guide suggests that you tip hotel housekeeping $1 to $5 per day. Considering the Grand Floridian Hotel was the NBA’s home for almost three months, Westbrook’s gesture went above and beyond. Westbrook’s $8,000 tip would break out to tipping about $89 per night, according to the Washington Post.

Not only was this a generous gesture from Westbrook, it also gives us a great reminder to always tip housekeeping for doing an amazing job.

Houston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook (0) gestures to teammates during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press