The rapper was officially released on bond Tuesday, hours before the Sixers' Game 5 playoff tipoff against the Miami Heat. Co-owner Michael Rubin was among the contingent to pick Meek up after he was released, and he told Daniel Victor of the New York Times the Dreams and Nightmares rapper will "more likely than not" be in attendance for Game 5.
Meek will ring the pregame ceremonial bell if he's in attendance. Rubin said center Joel Embiid was "going crazy, dancing in bed" over the news.
Born Robert Rihmeek Williams, Meek has been incarcerated since November 2017 after being sentenced to two to four years in prison for parole violations that date back more than a decade. His violations were considered minor at best—if violations at all—and his case has been used as an example of a justice system that profiles against minorities.
The FBI launched an investigation into the conduct of the judge who handled his case. #FreeMeek was a trending topic on Twitter the day of his sentencing and has been a popular refrain throughout pop culture, as colleagues and sports figures have looked to keep his name in the public eye.