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Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons ruled out for All-Star Game due to COVID-19 contact tracing

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Due to COVID-19 contact tracing, Philadelphia 76ers stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid won’t be able to play in the All-Star Game.

Per Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski, Embiid and Simmons came in contact with an individual who likely has COVID-19 – a personal barber. Co/PeiSFzzPZS

– Shams Charania March 7, 2021

The dynamic duo is out for the game, per Woj.

Perhaps this is why NBA players were against the All-Star Game from the jump

The amount of travel and risk involved in even having the All-Star Game in the first place was great.

Thankfully, neither Embiid nor Simmons came into contact with players or personnel on their way to Atlanta.

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