You Are All Witnesses, But I Won’t Tip You
Apparently, King James didn’t learn anything from the Roy Williams/pizza delivery incident — that, or perhaps he just doesn’t care for his subjects the way we hoped he might. According to the Cleveland Scene (via FanHouse), there are reports of The Chosen One being a really bad tipper; I mean really, REALLY bad — provided this report has merit.
The final bill comes to $800. By the feudal laws of decorum, which stipulate that the affluent should administer a 20 percent gratuity, staffers figured they’d be pocketing an extra $160. But when they fetched the autographed bill after His Heinousness bolted back to Akron, their expectation turned to disbelief, then anger.
LeBron stiffed them with a meager $10 tip. This is what French nobles like to call your requisite Bourgeois Bitch-Slap.
Judging by the salaciousness of the originating post, this report rings like it’s exaggerated, if not completely hollow. Although, if true, perhaps the report of the server is a little bit, um, skewered. Perhaps his service sucked and LeBron let him know about it by leaving an insulting tip.
Or maybe King James is like every other monarch — make and keep your money by relying on the work of the peasants.