Moments after the Raptors won their first National Basketball Association championship, crew president Masai Ujiri allegedly assaulted a local police officer at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., the sheriff's space of work talked about Friday.
A spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said Ujiri was making his way to the court to celebrate his team's historic win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday when he was stopped by a sheriff's deputy and asked for his credentials.
Brian Windhorst details an incident in which Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri made contact with an officer while trying to get on the court. That's when he encountered a deputy who didn't recognize him: "Our deputy pushed the man back and told him he couldn't go onto the court", says Sgt.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Set up of business talked about in an announcement Friday that it is a ways working with the Oakland Police Division to file a listing. Ujiri then allegedly pushed and struck the deputy. The deputy later complained on pain in his jaw.
The NBA requires extra credentials to gain access to the floor when the series is clinched, including a gold armband.
The sheriff's office is investigating a possible misdemeanor battery of an officer charge. "There was no conversation at all", Wiener said.
A Warriors fan says he did now not stare Ujiri strike the deputy within the face.
But as the investigation continues, a report from Bob Gillies, Chief of Bureau for The Associated Press in Canada, seems to refute the notion that Ujiri was responsible for this altercation.
"We stare forward to resolving the venture", the spokesperson mentioned.
Ujiri is on a plane back to Toronto and was unavailable for comment.
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.
In a news conference, Ujiri thanked the ownership group of Larry Tanenbaum, George Cope and Edward Rogers before going on to praise the multicultural fan base in Toronto. Stevens, wearing an NBA-issued credential, was seated about two spots away from where Lowry landed and shoved Lowry in the upper body.