The basketball player left a significant amount of money to the employees who attended him during his stay in the Bubble that they created to carry out the definition of the tournament
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Russell Westbrook, one of the main figures of the Houston Rockets (Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
With LeBron James and Anthony Davis as great figures, the Los Angeles Lakers prevailed 102-96 against Jimmy Buttler's Miami Heat to put the finals 3-1 and be one step away from winning the ring, something that the Californian franchise did not achieved since 2010 (4-3 against Boston Celtics, the most awarded entity in the NBA). Friday could be the key day for the consecration.
However, this unusual season was restarted at the end of July thanks to the creation of a health bubble in the city of Orlando, Florida. In this way, a good part of the basketball players were away from their families, as were the employees of the hotels where the various franchises were concentrated.
Russell Westbrook , one of the main stars of the league and banner of the Houston Rockets along with James Harden, had a remarkable action after leaving the Grand Floridian hotel . As reported by the Dallas Morning News , the point guard left a tip of $ 8,000 for the workers at the facility in appreciation of their services.
Speaking to Bleacher Report, the former Oklahoma City Thunder acknowledged that “they took good care of us”, thereby acknowledging that the information that began to flow in the last hours was true. However, he preferred not to disclose the amount of the tip. “They took the time and energy to do their job at a high level. That was the right thing to do. I like to do the right thing ”, outlined the winner of a gold medal in London 2012 and a world championship (Turkey 2010) with the United States team.
Russell Westbrook and James Harden, the main strengths of the Houston Rockets (Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
According to the medium that spread the news, Westbrook left his habituation “practically flawless”, something that is common in the athlete, since he is known for his predilection for order.
It is worth mentioning that the Houston Rockets spent almost two months inside this hotel , since they played the final part of the regular season (they won four games and lost the same amount) and then two rounds of the playoffs. They first beat Chris Paul's Oklahoma City Thunders 4 to 3 tightly and then fell smoothly 4 to 1 to the leading title contenders, Los Angeles Lakers.
Westbrook, who was an NBA MVP in 2017 and a 9-time All-Star Game participant, was honored with the 2014-15 NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his work in the community. In the current postseason (he missed some games due to injury) he averaged 17.9 points, 7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals.
Schedule of the rest of the Finals:
Wednesday, September 30: Los Angeles Lakers to Miami Heat 116-98
Friday, October 2: Los Angeles Lakers to Miami Heat 124-114
Sunday, October 4: Miami Heat to Los Angeles Lakers 115-104
Tuesday, October 6: Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat 102-96
Friday, October 9: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat
Sunday, October 11: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers (if necessary)
Tuesday, October 13: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat (if necessary)