Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons
UPDATE: And that’s a wrap. The NBA has ruled Embiid and Simmons out.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania first reports that Embid and Simmons may have to be AWOL. Accord to his sources, they were exposed by their barber, who had a positive test result but was awaiting another test. Fortunately, both players traveled to Atlanta by private plane and weren’t in contact with other players.
However, about an hour later, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has revealed that the barber’s second test has come back positive.
Considering the high stakes, it’s almost guaranteed that Embid and Simmons will not be suiting up. Typically, NBA players have had to sit and quarantine for at least after potential exposure. Wojnarowski says his sources are confirming as much.
It goes without saying that NBA Twitter is equal parts livid and disgusted right now. Also, that barber might want to stay anonymous.
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