Due to a nasal fracture suffered during the NBA All-Star Game, Kobe Bryant has been forced to wear a protective mask for the past couple games. It's been an adjustment for the NBA superstar.
"You just start sweating immediately inside of it. It just felt like I had a sauna on my face. Like I was drinking my own sweat because it was leaking out," Bryant said. "It was a mess. It was totally disgusting."
Of course, he's not the first NBA player to don a mask in the name of safety. Here are a few of the others.