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Dwight Howard questions why NBA players must wear masks in bubble

Lakers big man Dwight Howard has reached a level of entitlement that we didn’t even think was possible.

Life is pretty good for Howard, a guy that has already made $234.5 in earnings throughout his NBA career. He, at times, especially during his tenure with the Rockets, and the initial one with the Lakers, was vastly overpaid. Basketball has been very kind to Howard, having made over a quarter-billion dollars.

And yet, he still found a way to complain about a trivial issue — one of which many Americans have already been taking part in every day of their life this year.

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the entire world upside down, and a good percentage of the United States has forced people to wear masks inside buildings — some outside, even. Yet Howard, for some reason, is complaining about having to wear a mask inside the Orlando bubble.

“They sanitize everything,” Howard said, via CBS Sports. “We’re getting tested every day. So, it’s not like we’re around anybody that can give it to us because we all get tested together. And so, we’re only around each other. We’re only around everybody that’s in the bubble. We don’t see any outsiders. We don’t have any contact with any outsiders.

“So, I’m just… I understand the whole ‘wear a mask’ and all that stuff, so nobody is not trying to do anything out of order. But, you know, again, I understand that there always has to be some type of controversy somewhere. And I’m not in no controversy. You know what I’m saying? I get it. It’s some clickbait.”

Howard, mind you, has already been warned for having been seen outside of his room not wearing a mask.

And, to be honest, it’s really not that difficult. We all do it. Wear a mask, and protect the rest of the world around you, so others don’t potentially get infected by the virus. The sense of entitlement from Howard here is ridiculous. No one else in the bubble is complaining.