This Sunday, March 7, at 22 in Argentina, you can see the NBA All Star Game 2021 which includes the best players in American basketball. But who will miss it are Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Why? It was confirmed that The hairdresser shared by both Philadelphia players tested positive for coronavirus and, by protocol, they have to remain in quarantine.
Embiid and Simmons They were waiting for the result of a second test to the barber who can confirm their infection. And it came, so the NBA informed that they will not be in the All-Star Game.
Both basketball players traveled to Atlanta in a private plane and had no contact with any of their All Star teammates. Simmons was to be one of the alternates for LeBron James’ team, while Embiid had been chosen as a starter for Durant’s. Therefore, the teams will be left with eleven members each.
The Los Angeles Lakers player selected Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic to join him in the starting five. As alternates, he selected Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Jaylen Brown, Paul George, Domantas Sabonis and Rudy Gobert.
The Brooklyn Nets player – who will not play due to injury – chose Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum as starters. With the resignation of Embiid, Durant will have to select one of the following substitutes to make up the starting five: James Harden, Devin Booker, Zion Williamson, Zach LaVine, Julius Randle, Nikola Vucevic and Donovan Mitchell.