Zion Williamson Replaces Joel Embiid In Starting Lineup For All-Star Game

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Zion Williamson will replace Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid in the starting lineup for Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

According to NBA rules, if an All-Star Game starter is unable to participate in the game after the All-Star Draft has been conducted, the head coach of his All-Star team will name a replacement starter from that team’s group of reserves.

Team Durant head coach Doc Rivers of the 76ers selected Williamson to replace Embiid, who will not play in accordance with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols.