A new video released by lawyers for Raptors president Masai Ujiri shows footage of the executive being shoved at least twice by a California sheriff’s deputy after Toronto’s 2019 NBA championship win.
Masai Ujiri’s legal team has released body camera footage of his encounter with a deputy.
The video is reportedly from Alan Strickland, the Alameda County sheriff’s deputy involved in the altercation with Ujiri.
The officer is suing the Raptors President over the June 2019 incident at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
“We are mindful this remains before the courts, but we have always maintained that the claims made against Masai are baseless and entirely without merit,” the Raptors said in a statement, per ESPN’s Marc J. Spears. “The events of that evening cast a pall over what should have been a night of celebration, and the year since.”
Ujiri has maintained Strickland began the confrontation by physically trying to keep him off the court as Toronto celebrated its title.
It appears the security guard didn’t even give him enough time to show his credentials, and the video clearly shows the deputy shoving first.
I rest my case.