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Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid ruled out of NBA All-Star game due to contact tracing

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– Shams Charania March 7, 2021

Charania added that Simmons and Embiid have been going through the NBA’s typical contact tracing protocols, and haven’t been in contact with other people in Atlanta.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the barber Simmons and Embiid came into contact with is being retested due to an inconclusive initial test.

Sixers head coach Doc Rivers said in his media availability ahead of the All-Star game that, “It’s probably not looking great” when asked about Simmons and Embiid’s chances of playing.

Update: Adrian Wojnarowski has now reported that Simmons and Embiid have officially been ruled out of the All-Star game.

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