Cavs’ Andre Drummond’s $1K tip on $164.25 bill was amazing gesture

Cleveland Cavaliers bigs Kevin Love and Andre Drummond celebrate after a made basket. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers bigs Kevin Love and Andre Drummond celebrate after a made basket. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Andre Drummond left a $1,000 tip when he was out to eat on Sunday on a $164.25 bill, which was unreal to hear and an amazing gesture.

Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond has not been with the team for very long, as he was acquired near the 2020 NBA trade deadline via trade involving the Detroit Pistons.

Drummond only played eight games due to him being banged up with the Cavs, and of course on March 11, the 2019-20 NBA season went on its’ novel coronavirus-induced hiatus.

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With the Cavs, Drummond has been solid, though he didn’t seem all that rhythm just yet, and ended up having 17.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, per

What’s a bit unfortunate for Drummond, though, is it seems this could be very well be the end of his 2019-20 time with the Cavs, too.

Granted, he is reportedly likely to pick up his $28.8 million player option, so we’ll probably see more of Drummond and if he could potentially be a fit in coming years alongside Collin Sexton, Kevin Love and others.

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst on ESPN’s Get Up on Monday as h/t Forbes‘ Chris Grenham, there’s a “really good chance” the season could resume, which is reportedly likely at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney, going right to a 16-team playoff format. Windhorst said, as Grenham alluded to how that’d require an owners’ vote, though.

Either way, what is certain is that it seems Drummond is great guy, and is going to set an incredible example and aid others.

To help out those affected by COVID-19, Drummond, as other Cavs such as Larry Nance Jr. and Kevin Love have, stepped up in a huge way. Dre donated $160,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts, and even joined up with JBL Audio to donate 10,000 pairs of headphones to schools in the Detroit and Cleveland area.

Along those lines, Drummond recently gave a $1,000 tip when he was out to eat at a Florida restaurant, where he’s been amid the hiatus. That tip, which was at Che Restaurant in Delray Beach, was on a $164.25 bill, and server Kassandra Diaz, who received that gratuity, essentially did a double take, per Lois K. Solomon of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

This was an amazing gesture from Drummond on Sunday, who clearly seems like one of the real good guys in the NBA.

Drummond does well for himself in terms of compensation, and we know that sure, but this clearly made a server’s day, month and year.

Given how so many are going through a tough time right now with the affects of COVID-19, I really enjoy hearing about this sort of thing from athletes, of which many are in a position to make a difference in the lives of many others.

Before, Love expressed in an interview earlier this year how during this rough time regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, athletes need to be “community leaders,” and clearly, this gesture from Drummond to the previously mentioned Diaz helped out someone in that realm in a massive way.

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Props to you, Dre!