Meek Mill sat courtside at the Celtics game — next to Robert Kraft

Boston, MA: 5-3-18: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft chats with rapper Meek Mill in their courtside seats. The Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Two of their NBA Eastern Conference Semi Final playoff series at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft chatted with rapper Meek Mill in their courtside seats.

Rapper Meek Mill was in the house Thursday when the Celtics and Sixers hit the floor at TD Garden for Game 2 of their NBA playoff series, and the Philly native sat courtside with Patriots owner Robert Kraft .

A few weeks ago, Kraft made headlines when he visited Mill in a Pennsylvania prison, calling the hip-hop artist “an amazing young person.” Mill has since been released from prison.

Other VIPs that were expected at Thursday’s tilt included comedian Kevin Hart, another Philadelphia native, rapper Gucci Mane (who performed at the Patriots party after their Super Bowl loss in Minneapolis), members of the Roots, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and Pats players James White, Patrick Chung, James Develin, Trey Flowers, Stephon Gilmore, Nicholas Grigsby, Duron Harmon, Cyrus Jones, Brandon King, Eric Rowe, and Vince Valentine.