Joel Embiid once sparked controversy for dancing shirtless at a Meek Mill concert while injured.
Now that Meek Mill is embroiled in his own controversy – imprisoned for a probation violation – the 76ers star is sticking with his friend.
Joel Embiid visited rapper and friend Meek Mill this week to offer encouragement.
“First of all, it was scary,” Embiid said Saturday after shootaround. “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.”
The United States imprisons too many people, and it’s important to support and speak up on behalf of the wrongly incarcerated.