NBA Rockets' Russell Westbrook Reportedly Left a $8000 Tip to Housekeepers inside the Bubble

Odette Odendaal
Oct 08, 2020
10:00 A.M.
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Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets guard, showed his appreciation to the housekeepers working at the Grand Floridian Hotel with a grand gesture because it was "the right thing" to do.

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Rockets guard Russell Westbrook gave generous thanks to the housekeepers that looked after the team during their extended stay in the Disney World bubble last month. 

According to reports, Westbrook felt appreciative of the quality of service the housekeepers assigned to their floor at the Grand Floridian Hotel maintained. Since he likes doing things properly as well, Westbrook left them a generous tip to show his gratitude.

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MONTHS OF DEDICATION

Impressed by the quality of their work and their dedication, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports that Westbrook left the housekeepers an $8,000 tip.

The Rockets checked into the hotel on July 9, and they checked out two months later on September 12, after losing against the Los Angeles Lakers during the Western Conference semifinals. Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report later got Westbrook to comment, but he didn't specify an amount and reportedly said:

"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."

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Safety protocols got taken seriously inside the Disney bubble, and they had strict regulations in place when the league resumed this year's season on July 30.

Every set of floors at the Grand Floridian had housekeeping staff assigned who helped keep the players safe from contracting the disease, and they did a fabulous job.

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WESTBROOK IS CONSCIENTIOUS TOO

Meanwhile, Dallas Morning News sports reporter Brad Townsend shared on social media that he was also told that the tip was a whopping $8,000. According to the reports he received, Westbrook is considerate towards others as well, as he added:

"Moreover, I'm told, he left the room virtually spotless." 

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THE WESTBROOKS

COVID-19 tests are done regularly, and every single one taken inside the Disney bubble so far reportedly came back negative. Being out of the bubble also meant being back with his wife Nina, and their three kids.

Nina used to play basketball as well, and she met Westbrook on the court at UCLA, where they studied. In 2015 the couple tied the knot, and they waited two years before welcoming their first child and son, Noah Russell, to the world in May 2017. On November 17, 2018, Nina gave birth to twin girls. 

50 Cent performs live during Rolling Loud music festival on October 13, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images.

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ANOTHER TIP WORTH MENTIONING

Last month, staff working at Burger King in Queens got the surprise of a lifetime when rapper 50 Cent teamed up with social media influencer Jay Mazini to give back to the community.

Unsuspecting, the two popular celebrities gave the fast-food restaurant's employees a tip they would never forget, especially with times being tough for many due to the novel coronavirus pandemic - cash gifts of more than $30,000.

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