Raptors GM Masai Ujiri 'pushed, struck deputy in face' during title celebration

Oscar Cross
June 15, 2019

The Sheriff's Office labeled the incident battery on an officer, classified as a misdemeanor, and will be investigating with the Oakland Police Department.

Video has already surfaced showing Ujiri had his credentials in hand the whole time.

This situation is unfolding as rumors swirl that the Washington Wizards are considering offering Ujiri $10 million a year to lead their organization to long-desired greatness.

While nothing was getting in the way of Toronto Raptors fans celebrating the team's historic National Basketball Association title Thursday night, the subsequent celebration was briefly marred by an apparent scuffle between police at the game and the winning team's general manager.


Ujiri pushed and struck a sheriff's deputy in the face after he was denied access to the court and the team's celebration due to a lack of correct credentials, police told the San Francisco Chronicle.

As of now this case appears to be far from closed, but there should be plenty of eye-witness accounts, along with this video footage, to help the authorities get to the bottom of this. The officer tried to stop Ujiri from entering the court, as he did not have the proper credentials.

A video published by NBC Bay Area appears to show people separating Ujiri from the Sheriff's deputy after some kind of altercation. "If the sheriffs have a clue, they will back the hell down, chalk it up to a mistake on both sides and move along".

Masai Ujiri celebrates the Raptors' championship win at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. "Switch it up tho, say he's just some rando in a suit and gets into it with, or assaults, a player out there and then cop says 'oh I saw him but he said he was the team prez and had a nice suit on so I let him through.' Then where we at?"

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