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James Harden Takes A Break From The NBA To Visit Imprisoned Rapper Meek Mill

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Houston Rockets star James Harden recently paid Meek Mill a visit in a Pennsylvania prison Tuesday.

Harden visited Mill, who is serving between two and four years for parole violations, and the all star point guard told TMZ, “Got a chance to see my bro Meek Mill today. His spirit is high and hopefully we can get him out by February. Told me to tell y’all when he get out, he got some (fire) for y’all.”

The electric shooting guard will also wear special shoes to honor Meek Mill, reports Sports Illustrated.

Mood……. #LockedIn

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I’m not sure what to make of this move. On one hand, you don’t want the face of an NBA franchise spending a lot of time at prisons visiting people, even if they’re friends. It’s not a great look.

On the other hand, Meek Mill got absolutely shafted, and probably shouldn’t even be in prison. Maybe Harden realizes this, and wants to be on the forefront of getting him out. If he truly believes his friend is imprisoned for improper reasons, then that’s something I can get behind. Maybe just wait to do it until you’re in some serious downtime and not in the middle of the season.

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