Los Angeles Lakers veteran Jared Dudley seems to somewhat understand his teammate, Dwight Howard, and the latter's apprehensiveness about wearing a mask while inside the bubble. Well, not completely.

Howard was recently busted by the league for violating a sacred bubble protocol of wearing a protective face mask at all times. The 6-foot-10 big man argues that since everyone inside the bubble is negative, there is no need to wear a mask, especially when not around others.

Dudley can somewhat get on board with this point of view:

“I can understand Dwight’s point of view, somewhat,” Dudley said, via David Aldridge of The Athletic. “We test every day. Everyone, we’re in the bubble, everyone’s negative, so why would you?”

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Then again, the Lakers veteran explained why he believes the wearing of masks is still necessary:

“Let’s be honest – you’re doing it (as) precaution,” he continued. “Why not? That’s basically what your reason is. And so I understand. My whole thing is, we do work out against each other, so we’re trying to get the best percentages. How is someone going to get the Corona in here? That’s a great question to ask.”

As described by Dudley in his statement, the Lakers center does have a bit of a point. On the other hand, Dudley hit the nail on the head here when he asked one simple question: “Why not?”

Wearing a mask is not at all comfortable, and perhaps it can be a bit of an overkill to some extent, given the safety precautions that are strictly implemented within the bubble. Still, this is a virus like we've never seen in our lifetime, so along the line of Dudley's thinking, why risk it for the benefit of comfort? It's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to this situation.