President of NBA Champion Toronto Raptors Under Investigation by Police


He says several bystanders intervened and Ujiri ultimately got onto the court without displaying any credentials. Reports said that a man believed to be a Raptors executive pushed and struck a sheriff's deputy.

NBC Bay Area posted video of the aftermath of the incident late Thursday night, but it does not show what happened first.

"Our deputy pushed the man back and told him he couldn't go onto the court", Kelly alleged.

Ujiri joined the Raptors in 2013, and recently made waves when he suddenly traded franchise face DeMar Derozan to land Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from the Spurs.

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"[The deputy] did not know who the man was and asked for the credential, and that's when he tried to push past our deputy, and our deputy pushed him back, and there was another push that moved up and struck our deputy in the face", Sheriff's office spokesman Sgt.

Masai Ujiri has been accused of shoving and striking an Alameda County sheriff's deputy during an altercation at Oracle Arena after Game 6 of the NBA Finals. He had no credential displayed, and our deputy asked for his credential.

Ujiri has always been an executive held in high esteem, prior to orchestrating the most successful Raptors team in franchise history, he helped lay the foundation for a formidable Denver Nuggets team. Authorities said they declined to escalate the situation then and there because the Raptors were just about to be congratulated on national television for their championship efforts.

A spokeswoman for the Raptors said they were co-operating with the US authorities and looked forward to resolving the situation. As of Friday morning, the sheriff's office had not yet spoken to the Raptors or Ujiri. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office said it expected to look into the matter sometime next week.