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NBA All-Star Game 2021: Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will not play due to health and safety protocols

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Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid (NBAE/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, March 7, 2021 - Prior to traveling to Atlanta, Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons had contact with an individual who is confirmed today to have tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, Embiid (Team Durant) and Simmons (Team LeBron) will not play in tonight's NBA All-Star Game.

Participation for other All-Stars and members of the 76ers coaching staff in Atlanta is not affected because they were not exposed to the individual in Philadelphia.

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