Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid Visits Meek Mill in Prison
It seemed like the entire city of Philadelphia showed love to the incarcerated Meek Mill when a freedom rally in his name took place at the city's Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center last month. Philly's got his back, so it's only right Joel Embiid, the rising Philadelphia 76ers center who's made waves in the NBA and on social media, followed suit. Recently, he did.
Earlier this week, Embiid paid a visit to Meek, who was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. What did Embiid have to say about the experience?
“First of all, it was scary,” Embiid told NBC's Philadelphia outlet at the time. “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.”
Embiid and other 76ers took a photo of themselves holding “Stand with Meek Mill” t-shirts at a JAY-Z concert in Philly recently, and it's clear they're supporters of the Dreamchasers leader.
In related Meek Mill news, the rapper appears to have settled into life in prison. Recently, it was reported that Meek has a job working in the kitchen and he also cleans the cell blocks, serves food and washes dishes.
Check out video of Embiid speaking on his prison visit below. Peep a photo of he and his teammates showing support for meek beneath that.
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