October 7, 2020 | 8:24am | Updated October 7, 2020 | 8:27am
Housekeepers at a Florida hotel got a huge assist from Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook as he left the NBA bubble – an $8,000 tip.
Westbrook, 31, left the oversized gratuity at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista as his Houston Rockets left the league’s bubble on Sept. 12 after being ousted by LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, USA Today reports.
A person close to the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the amount that Westbrook left behind, according to the report.
Westbrook told Bleacher Report that showing his appreciation what simply the “right thing” to do.
“They took great care of us,” he told the outlet. “Took the time and energy to do their jobs at a high level. That was the right thing. I like to do the right thing.”
Westbrook also wrote a thank you note to accompany the tip, he said.
In addition to the massive tip, Westbrook also left his room “virtually spotless” prior to checking out, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Westbrook and the Rockets spent nearly two months at the hotel, ESPN reports. And the extreme generosity isn’t a new look for Westbrook, who won the NBA’s 2014-215 Cares Community Assist Award for ongoing community outreach efforts and his Honor the Gift clothing line.
Westbrook, meanwhile, is also known to be incredibly tidy, ESPN reports.