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Ben Simmons ruled out of NBA All Star game for COVID reasons, players question why game is happening – ABC News

Ben Simmons and Philadelphia teammate Joel Embiid have been ruled out of the NBA’s All Star game, leading some players to question why the exhibition is being played…



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Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have been ruled out for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game because of COVID-19 contact tracing protocols.

  • Ben Simmons was set to play in his third All Star team, coming off the bench for Team LeBron
  • Players had questioned why the All Star game had to happen this year in which 31 games have already been postponed due to the pandemic
  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league had to find a “balance” between the health and safety of players and the basketball…

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