Covid strikes Philly sports again.
76ers All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are potentially ineligible to play tonight in the NBA All-Star Game due to contact tracing from exposure to a likely COVID-19 positive individual before they arrived to Atlanta, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 7, 2021
The exposure occurred with Embiid and Simmons‘ personal barber who had a positive test result and is awaiting another test. Both traveled by themselves on private planes, and had no exposure to other players or people down in Atlanta bubble. https://t.co/PeiSFzzPZS— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 7, 2021
Let’s pray that neither have or get the virus. Truthfully I am happy they’re not playing in the game because I don’t want them to chance injury on a game that doesn’t even matter.
We’ll just have to wait and see how this proceeds.