The Sixers haven’t had an All-Star since Jrue Holiday during the 2012-2013 season.
Simmons and Embiid have had tremendous amount of support from fans, celebrities and athletes on social media.
Ben ranked #4 for Guards.
Joel ranked #3 for Frontcourt.
— 76erz (@76erz_) January 5, 2018
Sixers getting votes
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are now both in the top-3 for All-Star fan voting in their respective positional categories.#NBAVote pic.twitter.com/a03mBVNnzz
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) January 11, 2018
You can certainly make the case for both players to be in Los Angeles for the game in February.
Simmons is averaging 16.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game all while shooting 51.3 percent from the field.
Only James and James Harden are putting up similar numbers.
Embiid is averaging a double-double with 23.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. He’s done all that while 48.4 percent from the field.