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Embiid, Simmons to miss All-Star Game over contact tracing

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Philadelphia 76ers standouts Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons won't play in the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta because of a coronavirus contact tracing issue. Embiid would have been a starter for Team Durant, which will be coached by 76ers coach Doc Rivers.

Posted: Mar 7, 2021 12:29 PM

AP-- Philadelphia 76ers standouts Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons won't play in the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta because of a coronavirus contact tracing issue. Embiid would have been a starter for Team Durant, which will be coached by 76ers coach Doc Rivers.

Simmons was to have been a reserve for Team LeBron. The league announced the players were ruled out about eight hours before tipoff.

New Orleans’ Zion Williamson will start in Embiid’s place.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the contact was with a barber who is regularly tested for COVID-19 and often works with Embiid and Simmons.

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