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HOT (AND COLD) TIPPERS
Phil Taylor
November 10, 1997
Anyone who has ever been a waiter, driven a cab, parked cars or caddied knows that the size of a customer's bank account often isn't directly proportional to the size of the tip he leaves. So it's unsurprising that not all the NBA's millionaire players are generous with their gratuities. "Ninety percent of the guys are bad tippers," says a Western Conference general manager. That may be overstating it. In fact, in talking with players, coaches and executives, we heard more stories about good tippers, including the Pistons' Grant Hill, the Hornets' Anthony Mason, the Pacers' Chris Mullin, the Wizards' Chris Webber and the Knicks' Buck Williams, in addition to the ones listed below, than we did about cheapskates. Here are some of the leading members of both groups.
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November 10, 1997

Hot (and Cold) Tippers

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Shawn Kemp, Cavaliers: It's not hard to find limo drivers, waiters and waitresses who say the Reign Man left them little or no gratuity.

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