Game 1 for tonight’s Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors will be missing one important supporter in the crowd: Philly native Meek Mill.

The reason behind his absence isn’t due to a double booking, nor is it a result of a commitment to a prior engagement or because he simply just didn’t want to take a trip across the border. No, the reasoning behind it is due to the fact that Judge Genece Brinkley has once again exercised her will to enforce Meek’s probation limitations by denying him the right to travel. Of course, many people aren’t taking the news lightly, one in particular being 76ers’ co-owner Michael Rubin.


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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? As soon as the schedule came out, Meek asked probation for approval- they immediately approved! (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!! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF THIS HAPPENS TO MEEK, WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS TO THE AVG PERSON(WHO CANT AFFORD GREAT LAWYERS ETC)ON PROBATION??

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As he put it into words perfectly via his Instagram (seen above), Rubin is livid at the fact that Brinkley is once again doing something to Meek that, honestly, is just to be a pain in his ass. Read his unedited statement in full below:

“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? 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!! AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF THIS HAPPENS TO MEEK, WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS TO THE AVG PERSON(WHO CANT AFFORD GREAT LAWYERS ETC)ON PROBATION??”

Even Drake, once rival on wax and now supporter of his brother in rhyme, had a few words to add since he’ll be in attendance to support his Raptors. Here’s what Drizzy had to say from the 6:

While Game 3 and Game 4 in the series will be hosted at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, let’s hope that all this backlash encourages the travel ban to be lifted so Meek can support his squad all week long.

Be sure to watch Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where the Raptors will be taking on the 76ers, tonight at 7:30 PM EST. Let us know your thoughts about this story over on our Facebook and Twitter.