The deputy involved has now hired high-profile civil rights lawyer David Mastagni.
EXCLUSIVE: The deputy who was involved in a physical altercation with Raptors President Masai Ujiri has hired high-profile civil rights attorney David Mastagni to possibly file a lawsuit against @UjiriMasai, the @Raptors, & the @NBA.— Katie Nielsen (@KatieKPIX) June 18, 2019
The cop also claims that following the Raptors' Game 6 victory to clinch the NBA Finals, Ujiri shoved him violently while trying to get onto the court, leaving him concussed and with an injured jaw.
Though footage has yet to be found of the incident (aside from the immediate aftermath of whatever happened), things seem to be getting ugly quick for the Raptors and the NBA.
A court battle between an injured police officer and one of the league's top executives would do nothing but tarnish the NBA's reputation.
Raptors president Masai Ujiri couldn’t get on the court to celebrate after an alleged altercation with a sheriff.— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 14, 2019
Kyle Lowry pulled him away from the mess and hugged Ujiri, who was visibly upset.
Without video evidence of the altercation, there still seems to be a long way to go before things get resolved.
The officer's hiring of Mastagni certainly doesn't make it seem like the two sides are going to come to an understanding any time soon.