It looks as even the richest of the NBA superstars are penching their pennies during the lockout.
Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Norm Clarke had an where he describes the penurious ways of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony at Chris Paul’s recent extended bachelor’s party last month in his city.
The group received complimentary benefits while partying at the Cosmopolitan Club and Palazzo. But Clarke reports they forgot about their servers as they allegedly failed to leave any gratuities while they were there. The exchange is about at the 8-minute mark of the interview.
“People at the Cosmopolitan said when Chris Paul had his bachelor party here last month, he had LeBron in and the whole gang,” Clarke said. “They were comped well into the morning. The word is that they never left a tip for any night that they were out getting comped. We’ve heard that about LeBron, that’s been common.”
If the story is true, LBJ and his posse are following in the footsteps of some notable NBA superstars before him as Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were similarly cheap on some of their Vegas trips.
“I’m sure you’ve heard the nicknames that Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen had out here,” Clarke said. “The dealers called him ‘Hoardin’ Jordan’, and Pippen was ‘Scottie No-tippin’ Pippen’.”
It’s not a good way for today’s top basketball players to build much support among the public among their fans by stiffing their servers.
The economy is bad for them, too.