The Philadelphia Supreme Court ordered Tuesday that rapper Meek Mill be released from prison.
His next stop: The Wells Fargo Center, where he could potentially see the Philadelphia 76ers clinch their first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat.
76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, who had been a vocal supporter in the #FreeMeekMill movement, posted Tuesday afternoon on Instagram that he was en route to pick Mill up from the prison shortly after the news surfaced.
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Mill, an avid 76ers fan, arrived at the arena before the 8 p.m. tipoff and rang the team's ceremonial pregame bell.
“Philadelphia’s going to go crazy,” Rubin told the New York Times.
Mill was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for probation violations.
A team of lawyers and public relations consultants had waged an all-out battle to get him freed, leveling fierce criticism at the judge as a stream of high-powered figures and celebrities visited him in jail outside Philadelphia, including actor Kevin Hart just hours before the Supreme Court ruling.