Dwight Howard and the Snitch Line have been in the news this past week and now the Lakers star has said he doesn’t see the point of wearing a mask.
The anonymous hotline number to report violations inside the Orlando bubble has taken the entire league by storm with the officials receiving several tips. Several stars have spoken out against this trend in the Disney World bubble. Recently, someone reported Dwight Howard of not wearing a mask inside the bubble.
Now, Howard has praised the bubble and rebuked the necessity of wearing a mask inside the bubble. The former Orlando big man has been a crucial role player for the Lakers this season. Howard and McGee have been a dominating presence for the Lakers at center this season.
Howard praises the Orlando bubble
Dwight Howard was recently criticized for not wearing a mask inside the NBA bubble.
Recently, snitching has been a talked about topic in the league. But, the big man has come out in his defense. Dwight pointed out that the bubble’s safety has been the reason for him to not wear a mask.
Dwight Howard says he thought it was pointless for someone to tell on him for not having a mask on when he was alone. Says he feels this is a very safe place given all the testing they’ve been going through. He acknowledges that outside the bubble, masks are important.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 18, 2020
The Lakers’ star also came down heavily for snitching about him. He termed the incident as pointless. The league has been doing its best to curb the spread of the virus inside the bubble. Players like Howard must adhere to the rules irrespective of the current conditions in the bubble.
The ‘I will not wear a mask inside the bubble’ attitude isn’t going to help the players in the NBA. If more players start ridiculing the Bubble protocols, Adam Silver and the NBA could be in a lot of trouble.
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What’s next for Dwight and his Lakers?
The Lakers currently sit atop the western conference standings with a 5.5 game advantage over the second placed Clippers. Dwight has been a revelation this season. Everyone questioned the Lakers management for recruiting a washed out star. The big man who was once touted to be the next Shaq has had a career plagued with injuries.
The Lakers seemed on song before the lockdown. But, the Lebron James led team have remained focused about their goal. The Lakers are currently the favorites to win the championship. All-stars Lebron and Davis has led them from the front and are in the running to win the MVP award and the Defensive Player of the Year award.