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Meek Mill went from sitting behind bars to sitting courtside in a matter of hours, an undeniable boss move that adds to the widespread excitement he is finally a free man again.
After experiencing over five months of frustrating legal roadblocks since his controversial November sentencing, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of the beloved Philadelphia rapper earlier Tuesday evening (April 24).
Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin promptly stepped in upon getting word of the good news, even going as far as to provide a helicopter to ensure Meek would be where he belonged on the first day of his release: supporting his home team as they take on the Miami Heat during Game 5 of the 2018 NBA Finals.
With Meek being able to ring the ceremonial bell before the game and cheer on the team, who has shown him consistent support since he was reincarcerated, the 76ers were blessed with an extra boost of good luck and positive energy, going on to heroicly and fittingly defeat the Miami Heat and snag a Game 5 victory. As a result, the team will be moving onto the second round, winning their first playoff series in six years.
Naturally, once the scoreboard officially reflected the final score of 104-91, the internet and the city of Philadelphia alike absolutely went bonkers. Take a look at how fans are happily welcoming Meek Mill home and celebrating the massive victory, below.
SIXERS WIN! pic.twitter.com/RFbfeYlq1X— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 25, 2018
Meek Mill free, Sixers winning, Eagles won the superbowl, current Mayor hasn't bombed people yet, Kevin Bacon won an Oscar... good year for Philly so far. pic.twitter.com/EL9ILlFZiN— Skillmonger (@DyalektRaps) April 25, 2018
Calling it now, the Sixers win the chip and Meek Mill goes on to have the highest sold album than any rap artist of the past 10 years— L.A. France (@1afrance) April 25, 2018
Meek Mill got released today and the Sixers advance to the next round. You could say it was a good day in Philly 😏— Jacob Hoover (@JacobHoover18) April 25, 2018
damn the Sixers have been undefeated since Meek Mill has been out of jail— Benítez (@alexnation_) April 25, 2018
Sixers beat the Heat 104-91 to win their series 4-1— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) April 25, 2018
-Meek Mill rings bell
-Embiid goes for 19/12
-Redick drops 27https://t.co/XyWeloyv1d
Eagles won the super bowl, Meek Mill free and the 76ers advancing to the semifinals... Philly gotta be lit rn.— Adrian Johnson (@AdrianJ1994) April 25, 2018
You mean to tell me my 76ers WON tonight and MEEK WAS SET FREE?! I love my city🔥🏙🏀 #PhillyPhilly— heyBigheadd (@apa_format31) April 25, 2018
Meek getting picked up from jail by the 76ers owner, brought to the arena to get a shape up and fresh outfit, then straight to a courtside seat to watch a playoff game is legendary.— Damn Devil (@GodToranzo) April 25, 2018
Meek Mill is released from jail and shows up courtside after being helicoptered in the same day the 76ers win a playoff series in a year the Eagles won the Superbowl.— Theo Weber (@twebs11) April 25, 2018
This is the best timeline.