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Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin calls out judge who disapproved Meek Mill’s request to watch Philly in Toronto

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The Philadelphia 76ers could use Meek Mill in their cheering section against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. But his 2008 probation will deter him from making the trip.

That, to go along with a less than prudent judge who has frequently been deemed as prejudiced over Mill’s situation.

Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin assuredly disagrees with the decision. He voiced his indignation over the matter in an Instagram post — not-so-subtly calling out Judge Genece Brinkley for rejecting Mill’s request to leave Pennsylvania.

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Judge Genece Brinkley – I know you have a vendetta against Meek Mill and are obsessed with trying to control every aspect of his life, but did you really NOT approve him to go to rep the sixers in Toronto for the game? Do you also hate PHILLY? As soon as the schedule came out, Meek asked probation for approval- they immediately approved! (YES FOR EVERYONE WHO DOESN’T UNDERSTAND, MEEK MUST STILL GET THE JUDGES APPROVAL PERSONALLY EVERYTIME HE LEAVES PA SINCE HE’S STILL ON PROBATION 12 YEARS LATER FOR A CRIME HE DIDN’T COMMIT) We filed w/your court as soon as the schedule came out since you need to approve travel to Canada! Since you didn’t respond to numerous phone calls and emails we even sent a lawyer to the courthouse today!!

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Meek Mill’s harsh and loquacious prison sentence issued by Brinkley in 2009 subsequently led to impactful public outcry over the judicial system. He was released on bail last April.

In his Instagram post, Rubin said that Judge Brinkley is purposely ignoring their attempts to help Mill watch Philly in Toronto.

Rest assured, this legal fight is far from reaching its conclusion. But the 31-year-old rapper should’ve never been in it from the start, according to Mill’s lawyer Joe Tacopina.

“As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail,” his lawyer, Tacopina, said in a statement following his release last year, per Daniel Victor of The New York Times.

The Sixers will dearly miss Mill’s winning aura in the crowd, as they brace for their Game 1 Eastern Conference Semifinals battle against the second-seeded Raptors.