The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Finals title in franchise history, but did the team's president take things a little too far? A video has surfaced in which it's believed that Raptors president Masai Ujiri shoved and possibly struck a police officer after the final whistle.
#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
Ujiri was reportedly denied access to the court at Oracle Arena to celebrate the victory with the Raptors, per TMZ.
Officials reported that Ujiri didn't have proper credentials on him at the time, leading to his denial of access, and also claim that Ujiri pushed the officer and struck him in the face. Per TMZ, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as an "alleged misdemeanor battery."
Toronto Raptors President Allegedly Shoves Cop After Finals Victory https://t.co/blIbiQDfph— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) June 14, 2019
Ujiri was not immediately arrested, and was on the court during the postgame ceremonies.
The Raptors president and GM has been with the organization since 2013 after he spent time with the Denver Nuggets.