Raptors president Masai Ujiri accused of assaulting sheriff's deputy in Oakland

Raptors president Masai Ujiri accused of assaulting sheriff's deputy in Oakland

According to USA Today, Ujiri is accused of pushing an officer twice and hitting him in the face after he was stopped from coming onto the court to join the Raptors' postgame celebration at the Golden State Warriors' Oracle Arena because he did not display a proper credential. Ujiri, the first African general manager in the NBA, founded Giants of Africa to grow the game of basketball by running camps across the continent. When he was with the Denver Nuggets, he was praised for building a top team in the western conference right after they traded Carmelo Anthony.

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The Wizards are preparing a six-year, $60 million offer for Raptors president Masai Ujiri, sources tell The Athletic's Fred Katz and David Aldridge.


The staggering deal reportedly includes a potential stake in Wizards ownership, among other opportunities in Washington. "At that point, our deputy pushed Mr. Ujiri away again and some National Basketball Association security people and others intervened, and he ended up walking onto the court".

Ujiri was not arrested.

"We'll be submitting a report to the Alameda County district attorney for complaint of battery on an officer", he said.

It is unknown if the Wizards lost interest in Ujiri after this incident or if their interest in him was simply overstated.


Ujiri is known for being fiery and spontaneous.

Update #1, 2:20 am: Larry Tanenbaum, the owner of Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment which owns the Raptors, has told Michael Grange of Sportsnet that there's no chance Ujiri will leave Toronto. "It's incredible how diverse [Toronto] is and we're going to continue to grow this and live this in this city".

Kelly says Ujiri also shouted obscenities at the deputy. "Whether or not Masai acted perfectly as he should have, it seems to me that if this had been some white celebrity, he would have been given the benefit of the doubt". "There's no chance he's leaving Toronto".


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