January 16, 2016
Philly rapper Meek Mill nearly saw the Sixers win their fifth game of the season on Thursday against the Bulls. But after watching them blow a 24-point lead, he decided to come back for more on Saturday night when they hosted the Portland Trail Blazers.
Only this time, he had company.
The 28-year-old brought girlfriend Nicki Minaj along. And the location of their seats -- right next to the Blazers bench -- proved to be a strategic one for his Sixers. They clearly distracted the Portland players. How else do you explain the 25-point win, the Sixers' biggest of the season?
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill courtside at the Sixers game tonight. pic.twitter.com/JzBIvLT3uY— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) January 17, 2016
Here's a better look at couple...
They finally got the big-board treatment. pic.twitter.com/fEDvZIVgZE— Christopher A. Vito (@ChrisVito) January 17, 2016
I wonder if Meek recommended the Crab Fries, and how much she liked them...
When Dame DOLLA comes to town pic.twitter.com/9LKRUilMp1— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 17, 2016
The Sixers put on a show for not just the A-list couple, but for all the fans in the attendance, as they built a 31-point lead and cruised to a 114-89 win. And Meek, who earlier in the day dropped a surprise EP, seemed to be enjoying himself.
He even "dabbed" for the crowed when they put him on the big screen.
[I thought Hilary Clinton officially killed "the dab" a few days ago, but I'll always defer to Meek on such matters.]
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill weren't the only stars at the Sixers game. Mo'ne Davis, the star of the 2014 Taney Little League team that took the region -- and nation -- by storm, was also in attendance, as was Temple grad and ESPN anchor Kevin Negandhi.