Just in time for Game 5 in Philadelphia.

By Khadrice Rollins
April 24, 2018

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was released from prison Tuesday, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin announced on Instagram.

Rubin said he had visited Mill with comedian Kevin Hart and he was on his way to pick up the rapper from jail.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a lower court to immediately grant bail to the rapper Tuesday, according to FOX29 Philadelphia. According to Daniel Victor of the New York  Times, Rubin said Mill "more likely than not" will be in attendance at the 76ers home playoff game against the Heat Tuesday, in which they will have a chance to win the series.

The rapper's legal troubles have become a major story within the sports world and beyond because of his connection to the Philadelphia community and the history behind his case, particularly the exact parole violation that put him behind bars and his relationship with the judge in charge of his case.

In November, Rubin wrote a letter on Mill's behalf to help keep him out of prison, but the rapper was eventually sentenced to two-to-four years in prison. Colin Kaepernick visited Mill in prison as well.​

Rubin continued his efforts to help improve Mill's situation and 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons showed support for Mill at a Jay-Z concert in December with "Stand With Meek Mill" shirts. Victor adds that Rubin said Embiid was "going crazy, dancing in bed" after learning Mill was getting released.

His song "Dreams and Nightmares" became the anthem for the Eagles' Super Bowl run last season, and Mill said "it really lifted" his spirit to see the team "rally around" his music in the way it did. Philadelphia ran out on the field for Super Bowl LII with "Dreams and Nightmares" playing, and it was the soundtrack for much of the celebration after the team captured its first ever Super Bowl title.

Karl-Anthony Towns wore a "Free Meek Mill" Eagles jersey to the Super Bowl, and recently, Patriots owner Robert Kraft went to visit Mill in prison.

Here is what the sports world is saying in response to the news of Mill coming home.

The 76ers lead the Heat 3-1 in their series and Tuesday's game tips off at 8 p.m. EST.

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