Masai Ujiri accused of hitting sheriff deputy in face after Game 6
A drama-filled NBA Finals concluded with one more dramatic report.
NBC Bay Area reported after Game 6 ended that Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was accused of hitting a sheriff deputy in the face at the end of the game. Ujiri allegedly was denied access onto the court after the Raptors won 114-110 to capture the NBA title due to a lack of credentials.
#BREAKING: Sheriff's deputy reportedly pushed and struck in the face by a man believed to be a Toronto Raptors executive after Game 6 of the #NBAFinals at Oracle Arena, @ACSOSheriffs says. https://t.co/fobdK9iWEq pic.twitter.com/a4X0IysY5Z
— Kristofer Noceda (@krisnoceda) June 14, 2019
NBC says the sheriffs are calling it a misdemeanor battery. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the Oakland Police Department are investigating.
Ujiri, 48, joined the Raptors in 2013 and helped build them into a contender. His decisions to gamble by acquiring Kawhi Leonard, firing Dwane Casey, and adding Marc Gasol at the trade deadline culminated with the team winning the championship. He reportedly is being pursued by the Washington Wizards.