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Joel Embiid Visits Meek Mill in Prison



    Joel Embiid Visits Meek Mill in Prison

    Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, visited Philly rapper Meek Mill in prison to show his support.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017)

    CAMDEN, N.J. – Joel Embiid visited rapper and friend Meek Mill this week to offer encouragement.

    "First of all, it was scary," Embiid said Saturday after shootaround. "I'm never going to jail. I got into that place and I was pretty scared. I just wanted to go out there, support him, pretty good friend of mine. So I just wanted to go out there, show him some support and let him know that we're behind him. There was a little bit of injustice there so I just wanted to go out there with whoever I was to show him the support."

    Last month Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for a probation violation. The terms sparked outrage by many, including some on the Sixers. Mill, a Philadelphia native, frequently attended games and has received support from several of the players.

    Embiid, Ben Simmons and Justin Anderson were photographed holding t-shirts that read "Stand with Meek Mill" at the Jay Z concert Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

    The Sixers showed their support for Meek Mill at the Jay-Z concert in Philly. ��: Lisa Lake/Getty

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    Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin, who reportedly joined Embiid on the visit per TMZ Sports, wrote a letter to the judge in favor of Mill prior to his sentencing, per the Crossover.