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NBA Star Leaves $14 Tip After Spending $487 in an Austin Bar

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2.8 percent to be exact

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Andre Roberson spent $487.13 at Dirty Sixth Street bar and restaurant Chupacabra Cantina y Taqueria yesterday, but only left a $14 tip, according to TMZ. This happened soon after he re-signed with the team for a $30 million contract, so he definitely had the funds to have at least leave the acceptable minimum 15 percent tip, which would've been $75.

When called out on the lousy tip on Twitter, Roberson defended his 2.8 percent decision, writing that "it was just a bottle at a bar...there was no service.” The NBA player and 11 other friends imbibed vodka drinks with Red Bull and soda, as well as Long Island Iced Teas at Chupacabra on Wednesday, July 5.

It should be noted that when pop star Rihanna partied at nearby Dirty Sixth bar The Lodge on 6th the night before a show last year, she left a $200 tip on a $82.25 bill, like the class act she is.

Chupacabra Cantina y Taqueria

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