Sixers Co-Owner on Why He Supports Meek Mill: The Judge Is 'A Danger to Society'

By Sports Wire on December 7, 2017

When Michael Rubin, billionaire entrepreneur and co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, first heard that his good friend Meek Mill had a hearing for violating the terms of probation for decade-old drug and gun charges, he assumed the rapper had nothing to worry about.

"I didn't really understand that there was real risk of him being incarcerated—it didn't even seem like a real possibility to me," Rubin tells Bleacher Report of his thinking ahead of the Nov. 6 hearing.

Rubin had been spending more time than ever with Meek (born Robert Rihmeek Williams) in the months before the court date, to the point that he was concerned: Why was the rapper, who'd just released his third successful album, Wins & Losses, spending so much time hanging around Philadelphia? "He was at too many games because he wasn't allowed to leave the city," says Rubin. "It didn't make any sense to me. His job is to perform, and the judge wasn't letting him perform. He was giving up millions of dollars."

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