Joel Embiid to start in his fourth straight NBA All-Star game
Joel Embiid has been named a starter in the 2021 NBA All-Star game for the fourth straight year. Embiid has put up MVP-caliber numbers this season, averaging 29.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game, shooting 54 percent from the floor and 39.7 percent from three point range.
2021 East All-Star Starters:
- Kyrie Irving
- Bradley Beal
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Kevin Durant (captain)
- Joel Embiid
The All-Star Game reserves, featuring seven players from each conference as selected by NBA head coaches, will be unveiled by TNT on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. ET during TNT NBA Tip-Off. Ben Simmons and hopefully, Tobias Harris, will hear their names called. Simmons finished outside the top 10 in fan voting but sixth and seventh for the East’s backcourt among players and media. Harris did not crack the top 10.
Ben Simmons Stats:
15.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 8.0 assists on 56.2 percent shooting.
Tobias Harris Stats:
20.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists on 51.8 percent shooting.
Embiid will be the only Philadelphia 76ers player outside of Allen Iverson to start in four straight All-Star games. Iverson started in the All-Star game seven consecutive years from 2000-2006. As of now, the NBA All-Star Game will be held in Atlanta on Sunday, March 7th, with all All-Star festivities held in a single night event.
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