PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than an hour after being released on bail, rapper Meek Mill was escorted into the Wells Fargo Center to ring the bell ahead of the Sixers-Heat Game 5 matchup.

The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court ordered his release on Monday.

 

Meek Mill To Be Released On Bail, Says Pennsylvania Supreme Court 

 

Sixers guard Ben Simmons among celebrities to support Meek Mill’s fight for freedom with Free Meek Mill hoodies at Jay-Z’s 4:44 tour stop in Philadelphia. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Sixers’ Joel Embiid and Justin Anderson are among celebrities to support Meek Mill’s fight for freedom with Free Meek Mill hoodies at Jay-Z’s 4:44 tour stop in Philadelphia. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Meek Mill has gotten support from Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin who visited the rapper numerous times since he was jailed. He also gotten support from Sixers’ standout players Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

The Sixers currently have a 3-1 lead against the Heat during their first-round NBA playoff series. A win tonight will mean the Sixers advance to the second round for the first time since 2012.