Russell Westbrook has a reputation of generosity to those close to him and people who help him on his journey.
Some of those people were the ones who cleaned his hotel room for the months he and the Houston Rockets were in the NBA bubble. Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News Tweeted out a rumor he heard that Westbrook had left an $8,000 tip for the hotel cleaning staff. Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report confirmed it.
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
Good on Westbrook — this is how you make a positive impact on people. That’s a lot of money, but for him it’s not going to make any difference in his day-to-day life. For the people who clean hotel rooms on the Walt Disney property, it dramatically improves and changes their lives.
It’s likely other players have left tips as well, just not as generous and not reported.