VIDEO: Masai Ujiri’s legal team releases body camera footage of encounter with security worker at Oracle Arena
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri’s legal team has released the body camera footage of his encounter with a security worker at Oracle Arena from Game 6 of the 2019 Finals as part of a countersuit.
Deputy Alan Strickland was “undeniably the initial aggressor,” according to the attorneys who are representing the Raptors 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 security video from the end of Game 6 in Oakland has been released. It’s pretty clear Deputy Alan Strickland was the aggressor in this altercation with #Raptors President Masai Ujiri. This cop is a straight clown. pic.twitter.com/ANaOLWRmHh
— Sheldon Alexander (@ShelAlexander) August 19, 2020
This first video shows Masai Ujiri presenting his press credentials to the Warriors security guard. You can also hear Ujiri saying, “Why did you push me? I’m the president of the Raptors.”
The Raptors won the 2019 title in six games over the Warriors. It was the first title in franchise history and Game 6 was the final game ever played at Oracle Arena.
While it’s unfortunate the organization and Ujiri had to deal with this particular incident, it’s good to know that the truth will eventually come out. Toronto never wavered in its support for Ujiri and now we know why.
The Raptors are the second seed in the East once again this season. Even though Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green are gone, Toronto is still one of the best teams in the league and Ujiri deserves a lot of credit for how he built the roster.
Toronto is up 1-0 on the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the 2020 playoffs. Game 2 is on Wednesday.