Grist for Mill
UNLESS YOU'VE been living under a rock, you likely caught wind of the Free Meek movement, with its goal of winning the release of rapper Meek Mill from prison. Mill had been sentenced last November to two to four years for violating parole on his original gun- and drug-related arrest. Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kevin Hart and other celebrities had lent their words and resources to Meek's cause, while Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin were also strong advocates.
Now, after months of work, Meek is free, and the rapper stopped by Crossover TV to speak with SI.com's Matt Dollinger and Rohan Nadkarni about his recent experiences—including his appearance, hours after his release, at a Sixers game—and to discuss criminal justice reform, a cause for which he says he will continue to fight. As for his musical career? "I'm still going to be a rapper," he says. "I have to get back in the studio and talk a bunch of smack over a beat."
As the NBA wends its way through the postseason, Crossover TV has you covered. Former stars Paul Pierce and Baron Davis debate the G.O.A.T. (LeBron or MJ?) and discuss what it was like to play with and against Kevin Garnett and Chris Paul—and recall some of their more annoying habits. They also assess James's free agency and what legalized gambling means for the league.
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