The fight to get Meek Mill out of prison came to its conclusion on Tuesday afternoon when a court in Pennsylvania announced that he was to be immediately released. Upon the news of this happening, there was plenty of speculating that it would be quite the scene if he was able to attend Tuesday night’s Game 5 between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat.
Both his lawyer and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin made it clear that Meek Mill was going to try and do everything he could to get to the game, with the hopes that he would be at the Wells Fargo Center in time to ring the bell before tip off. That ended up being the case, and before things started in Philly, Meek Mill made it to the game.
Making it there meant he would indeed ring the bell. The ceremony occurred before the game and Meek Mill, rocking a Joel Embiid jersey, received quite the ovation from the crowd.
The Sixers decided to celebrate him even before the pregame ceremony, as they took the floor while “Ima Boss” played throughout the stadium.
Watching how the city has rallied around Meek Mill throughout his time in prison for a parole violation has been powerful, and that came to a head on Tuesday night. The Sixers having an elimination game meant the crowd was already prepared to explode, and this gave them another shot of energy before the game began.