Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons (health & safety protocols) out for 2021 All-Star Game

March 8, 2021, 1:00 AM ● Official release

The 76ers' star duo will miss the game because they had contact with an individual who tested positive for the coronavirus.

NEW YORK — 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.