Wizards to offer Raptors' Masai Ujiri huge deal

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after his team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena

Just moments after the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title in franchise history, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Washington Wizards are "preparing a prolific offer" to Raptors' President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri.

According to NBC Bay Area, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said that the deputy was pushed and struck in the face.

A Warriors fan who witnessed the incident told The Associated Press that the sheriff's deputy didn't ask for any credentials before putting his hand on Ujiri's chest and pushing him.

The officer had denied the executive access to the court "because he didn't have the proper credentials" a spokesperson for the sheriff's office told the San Francisco Chronicle after the game.

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

He says several bystanders intervened and Ujiri ultimately got onto the court without displaying any credentials.

"He also says investigators are gathering more footage - including surveillance video - while building their case against Ujiri".

Criminalizing a Black man seems to be Police 101, and cops seemed to follow the script to a tee following the report that Ujiri was the victim.

Ujiri watched the end of the game on television outside the Raptors' locker room with other team officials. In 2016 he became team president and is under contract through 2021.

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. It's hard to imagine the Raptors letting him go elsewhere and not giving him a pay raise.



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