Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard made the headlines after questioning the need of wearing masks in the bubble. As expected, he was slammed by fans and critics. The most recent person to take a shot is his former coach, Scott Brooks of the Washington Wizards.
Per Fred Katz of The Athletic, Brooks noted that he doesn’t understand the argument going on about masks. For him, it’s simple: wear the mask to protect yourself and those around you.
“Obviously, the virus is not red or blue. It’s out to get everybody, and we have to keep everybody as safe as possible. It makes no sense that we’re arguing, we’re fighting over masks. It’s actually embarrassing.”
Here’s Brooks’ full quote on wearing masks: pic.twitter.com/LWuh2g6bn4
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 21, 2020
Brooks’ comments seem to take a jab at Dwight Howard’s comments earlier this week. In an Instagram live stream, Howard expressed his doubts on whether or not it’s really necessary to wear a mask in the Orlando bubble. After all, Howard observed that the place is sanitized every day and that players get tested for the coronavirus every day as well. Howard went on to joke about the strict social distancing protocols. He also entertained the thought the masks falling off when they hit the rides.
Be as it may, all eyes are going to be locked at the NBA as it embarks on a restart of the 2019-20 season amid an ongoing pandemic. The league has been practicing extreme measures to protect its personnel from the dreaded disease. They are very aware that if the coronavirus spreads while the games are ongoing, then it might signify the end of the season.