The Sixers’ pre-game bell ringer did not disappoint yet again.
Freed from prison less than two hours before tip-off, Meek Mill threw on a Joel Embiid jersey and rang the bell before the Sixers-Heat Game 5 playoff game at the Wells Fargo Center. Mill picked up by Sixers’ co-owner Michael Rubin’s helicopter outside his state prison in Chester and flown striaght to the Wells Fargo Center.
Welcome home @MeekMill!
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 25, 2018
Arriving to the arena around 6:30, Mill visited Sixers players in the locker room before the game.
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) April 24, 2018
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 24, 2018
“Happy for him, happy that he’s, out and that he gets to see his family and his son,” Sixers’ swingman Justin Anderson said before the game. “It’s going to be crazy in here.”
The Sixers’ first two bell ringers for the playoffs were Joel Embiid and Kevin Hart.
The team ran out to Mill’s song “Ima Boss”
Sixers running out to Ima Boss 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HY6JQKL2I2
— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) April 24, 2018
Mill was also greeted by Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Meek Mill and Jeffrey Lurie: pic.twitter.com/J0HABFxZWu
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) April 25, 2018