Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, and an all around good guy, left an amazing $8,000 tip for the Grand Floridian Hotel housekeepers when the team left the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World.
“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,” NBA Player Westbrook Westbrook told Bleacher Report, confirming the tip.
Additionally, the 31-year-old Westbrook, a known neat freak, left the hotel room at the Grand Floridian virtually spotless.
Our source at the Grand Floridian Hotel also confirmed the tip, calling Westbrook a “hero” during troubling times at Walt Disney World, as the media company laid off 28,000 employees, many from the theme parks in Orlando and Anaheim.
Westbrook was a big admirer of the Grand Floridian, Walt Disney World Resort’s flagship luxury hotel. After Game 7, he added “I like it. We get to go back to a campus where it’s just us. No other team, just us at the Grand Floridian.”
The 2020 NBA Bubble, also referred to as the Disney Bubble, was the isolation zone at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida, that was created by the NBA to protect its players from the COVID-19 pandemic during the final eight games of the 2019–20 regular season and throughout the 2020 NBA playoffs.
Twenty-two of the thirty NBA teams were invited to participate, with games being held behind closed doors at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the teams staying at Disney World hotels, the Grand Destino, the Grand Floridian, and the Yacht Club.
The Houston Rockets guard was staying at the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando since July 7 up until September 12.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, interviewed for Pursuitist last month, said “To witness the impact it has had on the players and personnel within The Bubble has been unforgettable and the season nearly shutting down again after the players strike is one of those stories and moments that will stay with me forever.”