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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the third year in a row, the Philadelphia 76ers will have two representatives in the NBA All-Star game. After Joel Embiid was named a starter for the Eastern Conference, point guard Ben Simmons was named as a reserve for this year’s game in Atlanta.

Another one for @BenSimmons25.


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— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 24, 2021

Simmons is the 16th 76er ever to earn three All-Star nods.

In his fourth NBA season, Simmons is averaging 15.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

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Embiid and Simmons will be entered into the 2021 NBA All-Star Draft, which is slated for Thursday, March 4 at 8 p.m.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant will draft the rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference.

76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers will serve as the head coach for Team Durant. This is the third time Rivers will coach an All-Star team.

Rivers is the 76ers’ first All-Star Game head coach since Larry Brown in 2001.

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One noticeable name left out of this year’s game is Sixer forward Tobias Harris, who is averaging a career-best 20.6 points per game.

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Report: Former Notre Dame star Louis Nix III dead after being reported missing

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Former Notre Dame star Louis Nix III has reportedly died after being reported missing by his family.

Nix, who was a standout defensive lineman for the Irish before playing three seasons in the NFL, was reported missing by his mother on Friday. The missing persons report says that Nix left his father’s house in Jacksonville on Tuesday morning and has not been seen since. As of Saturday morning, Nix is still missing.

Nix’s mother told Ben Becker of WJAX-TV that the people he speaks to daily have not heard from him. A day later, she told him that her son had died.

BREAKING: Tragic news. The mother of Louis Nix has confirmed to me that the former Raines High School and Notre Dame star who played in the NFL has passed away @ActionNewsJax @NDFootball

— Ben Becker (@BenBeckerANjax) February 28, 2021

Details on how Nix died and where he was found remain unclear, but the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reported it found him Saturday evening.

The last communication anybody received from Nix was on Tuesday, she said. Nix’s mother also told Becker that she believed Nix is in danger.

When I asked Nix mother do you think he is in danger she said “Yes.this is out of the normal for him.” @ActionNewsJax @NDFootball

— Ben Becker (@BenBeckerANjax) February 27, 2021

Nix played at Notre Dame from 2010 to 2013 and established himself as one of the top interior defensive linemen in the country while helping the Irish reach the national title game in 2012. Over that span, Nix totaled 122 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Houston Texans.

Nix spent time with the Texans, New York Giants, Washington Football Team and Jacksonville Jaguars between 2014 and 2017, but his professional career was derailed by a series of knee injuries.

© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Louis Nix III, a star defensive lineman at Notre Dame from 2010 to 2013, has been reported missing in Jacksonville, Fla. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Brian Kelly asked Notre Dame community for help

Brian Kelly, Nix’s head coach at Notre Dame, sent out a tweet Saturday morning asking for help in locating Nix.

“Notre Dame nation, let’s all do our best to reach out and connect with Louis Nix. Louis, let us know you are doing alright or that you may need your Notre Dame family and friends for assistance,” Kelly wrote.

NOTRE DAME Nation: Let’s all do our best to reach out and connect with Louis Nix. Louis, let us know you are doing alright or that you may need your NOTRE DAME family and friends for assistance.☘️

— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) February 27, 2021

Nix was shot during a robbery in Jacksonville in December. Nix, in a live video he posted as he was being transported to the hospital, said he was shot and robbed while putting air in his tires.

“If I do not make it, I really love everybody. I can’t contact nobody right now, and I am glad they are putting it on the line for me. I love you all,” Nix said.

Nix survived the attack. The next morning, he wrote on social media that “the bullet that hit me ricocheted off my sternum into my lung.” Nix was released from the hospital Dec. 19 and has been in physical therapy in the weeks since.

Nix’s mother told WJAX-TV that she does not believe her son’s disappearance is related to the robbery attempt.

Nix mother says she does not believe this is related to the robbery attempt. However since then, Nix didn’t like going anywhere and watched his surroundings. She doesn’t believe he had any enemies @ActionNewsJax @NDFootball

— Ben Becker (@BenBeckerANjax) February 27, 2021

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