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.
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