Raptors’ Masai Ujiri on Alleged Physical Altercation with Cop: ‘I Respect Authority’

Masai Ujiri
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Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri has broken his silence over the alleged shoving incident involving a police officer after the Raptors won Game 6 of the  NBA Finals.

Soon after the conclusion of the game, video showing Ujiri and a Sheriff’s Deputy involved in some kind of altercation began circulating on Twitter.


Ujiri addressed the incident in a press conference held on Tuesday.

“My lawyers are updating me … With that incident, I’m just going to respect what the process is there and the investigation,” the Raptors exec told reporters. “I am confident about who I am as a person, my character and as a human being.

“I honestly am going to leave all my comments until the whole investigation is done. I think that’s the fair way and the right way to operate when things like this do happen.

“I respect authority and I’ll wait until that happens.”

Ujiri could face misdemeanor battery charges if found guilty.

“We are working with the Oakland Police Department to file a report and contact witnesses and review video,” Sgt. Ray Kelly with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office explained

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