Video has already surfaced showing Ujiri had his credentials in hand the whole time.
Authorities say they are investigating whether Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri pushed and hit a sheriff's deputy in the face as he tried to get onto the court after his team won the National Basketball Association title in Oakland.
Asked about the appearance of a well-known executive being held back from celebrating a historic win with the team he built, Kelly said optics were of no concern. "We are working with the Oakland Police Department to file a report and contact witnesses and review video". While there were plenty of joyous moments in the aftermath of the victory, an incident involving general manager Masai Ujiri has triggered an investigation by local authorities. "We're waiting response from @NBA".
"We were told to strictly enforce the credentialing policy and not allow anyone onto the court without a credential, so our deputies were doing that", office spokesperson Sgt.
Response online to Noceda's post of the video online immediately became racially charged, with several responders assuming the deputy's actions were racially motivated. The law enforcement official denied the team's president from entering the court because he didn't have the proper credentials, according to NBC Bay Area. "If the sheriffs have a clue, they will back the hell down, chalk it up to a mistake on both sides and move along". "Black man with an African accent.cop probably still doesn't believe it", wrote another.
Masai Ujiri, the architect behind the Toronto Raptors' 2019 NBA championship, has been linked to the Washington Wizards as the franchise's target to take over basketball operations. It's hard to imagine the Raptors letting him go elsewhere and not giving him a pay raise.