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Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons out of All-Star Game due to contact tracing – ESPN

Sixers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are both out of the All-Star Game due to contact tracing. Zion Williamson will replace Embiid in the starting lineup for…



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Philadelphia 76ers teammates Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have been ruled out of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, the league has announced. The two had contact with a barber who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, sources told ESPN.
The barber, located in the Philadelphia area, tested positive after undergoing additional testing Sunday because of an inconclusive positive test, sources said.
Embiid is on Team Durant, while Simmons is on Team LeBron. Though sources said there are no…

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