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Joel Embiid visits Meek Mill in prison

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.

Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia:

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.