The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the hardest-hit teams in the entire league as the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to rage on. Dwight Howard was one of the players who were placed under the league’s health and safety protocols and thankfully for him, he came out of the encounter unscathed.
Howard has now spoken out about the alarming surge of cases not only within the Lakers squad but throughout the NBA as well. For his part, however, the 36-year-old veteran does not appear to be too concerned about the situation at hand:
“I’m not worried about it,” Howard told TMZ Sports. “But, anything can happen. Everything is about safety right now, making sure everybody is safe and healthy. But me, I just got out of the COVID protocols. I understand people’s concerns but I think if you got your immune system right, then you’d be good to go. I’m not really concerned about it.”
Fair point from the Lakers big man here. After all, these are NBA players we are talking about here, and all of them are in peak condition (or at least they should be). These athletes are more than physically capable of fighting off the virus without any trouble.
As he stated above, Howard recently cleared COVID protocols along with teammate Talen Horton-Tucker. Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Avery Bradley, Malik Monk, and Austin Reaves, however, are all still under the protocols.