Russell Westbrook once left an incredible $8000 tip during the ‘Bubble Playoffs’, dismissing any notion that pertains to him not being a nice person.
The ‘Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers’ move was undoubtedly the move of the 2021 offseason that has NBA fans chirping on social media. Sure, trades like the DeMar DeRozan or Lonzo Ball one pushing a franchise from a lottery team to a Playoff contender but Russ to LA is much more magnanimous in scale as it could decide who wins the title in 2022.
Russell Westbrook has become no stranger to being traded in the last years as he’s been moved thrice since the 2019 offseason. It’s quite strange to think of ‘Brodie’ as a player who constantly has to be moved as many NBA fans and analysts alike would’ve guessed that he would retire with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Westbrook’s first stint away from the team that drafted him in 2009 was with the Houston Rockets. The entirety of the roster for the Rockets that season was tailored to maximize Russ’s offensive game. Essentially getting rid of a traditional paint presence by surrounding him with 4 shooters.
Even so, the Rockets couldn’t get past the second round. Though Russ didn’t get a shot to contend for a championship that season, he did leave the Bubble on a great note.
Russell Westbrook left a $8000 tip in the Bubble.
Despite suffering yet another disappointing postseason outcome, Russell Westbrook did not allow it to cloud his judgement when it came to being a great human being. He left to sorrows of being eliminated yet again all on the basketball court and upon leaving the Bubble, left an incredible $8000 tip for the workers that helped make the 2020 Playoffs possible.
“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,” said Westbrook to Taylor Rooks.
— The Suave Report©️ (@TheSuaveReport) October 7, 2020
Though Russell Westbrook may have a seemingly, aggressive demeanor on the court, he’s quite nearly the opposite off it. He’s donated to several charities like ‘Greater than AIDS’, ‘NBA Cares’, and has even founded his own foundation called the ‘Why Not? Foundation’.