Raptors’ Masai Ujiri accused of lying about credentials during 2019 NBA Finals incident
Despite there being visual evidence that Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri didn’t do anything wrong, the cop who allegedly assaulted him at Oracle Arena after Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals is claiming that the Raptors executive lied about his credentials, per Daniel Wallach.
Alan Strickland is accusing Ujiri of willfully misleading the “court, the media and the public” by repeating the “false” claim that he was properly credentialed to enter the court and by alleging that Strickland “lied” about having been hit in the face, per Wallach.
NEW: Alan Strickland accuses Raptors’ president Masai Ujiri of willfully misleading the “court, the media and the public” by repeating the “false” claim that he was properly credentialed to enter the court and by alleging that Strickland “lied” about having been hit in the face. pic.twitter.com/RVNiNKZ211
— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) September 1, 2020
To recall, here is the video Masai Ujiri’s legal team released from the body camera of Strickland.
As you can see, the video footage shows Strickland saying “back the f–k up” toward Ujiri before pushing the well-respected exec.
Masai Ujiri's legal team has released body camera footage of his encounter with a security worker at Oracle Arena after the Raptors won the NBA championship. pic.twitter.com/56XWMpZy0P
— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) August 19, 2020
The Raptors have already released a statement supporting Ujiri. The team is trying to move past this incident since they are in the middle of a playoff push and already know Ujiri didn’t do anything wrong in this situation.
The Golden State Warriors no longer play at Oracle Arena, as they moved to the Chase Center in 2019-20. Hopefully, the Warriors do some due diligence with their future security guards and don’t hire ignorant people like Strickland.