Masai Ujiri Will Not be Charged for Altercation with Deputy at NBA Finals
The elephant in the room in what has otherwise been a wild Summer has been the ongoing situation related to the altercation that took place at the conclusion of the NBA Finals between Masai Ujiri and a sheriff’s deputy.
According to reports, Ujiri shoved a deputy who prohibited the Toronto Raptors president from stepping onto the court following a decisive Game 6 victory, locking up the organization’s first NBA championship. The deputy maintains that Ujiri failed to provide the correct credentials and therefore was not permitted to join the team during the celebration.
Eventually, Kyle Lowry ran over to the sideline and pulled Ujiri onto the court with him and the celebration began.
As the Raptors kicked off their 2019-20 regular season, it seems like the situation is now in the past as a California prosecutor stated that Ujiri will not be charged.
“I am extremely pleased with the decision,” said Ujiri in a statement issued through the Raptors. “While these past months have been difficult waiting for a determination on this matter, I understand the nature of the process and am appreciative of the efforts of all involved. I am happy that this is now behind me and I look forward to the task of bringing another championship to the City of Toronto.”
Masai can simply do no wrong.