When people thought this case could be solved at this point, things are still ongoing in the legal battle between Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Strickland, who shoved the NBA executive when the latter was trying to make his way to the court to celebrate the championship with his team after beating the Golden State Warriors in six games.
Back in 2019, Ujiri was trying to enter the court to celebrate with the team when Mr. Strickland stopped him, Ujiri tried to show his credential but the deputy didn’t pay much attention to it, telling him to ‘back the f–k up’ while showing him twice. It wasn’t until Ujiri responded to the shoving that people intervened and let him join his players. After that incident, the officer sued the exec, alleging that Ujiri assaulted him and that he had “suffered injury to his body, health, strength, activity and person,” causing him “great mental, emotional, psychological, physical, and nervous pain and suffering.”
Masai Ujiri’s legal team has released this body camera footage of his encounter with a sheriff’s deputy as he tried to walk onto the court at Oracle Arena after the Raptors won the 2019 NBA Finals.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 19, 2020
The video showed that Masai was as polite as possible toward the officer but the response wasn’t the same. Even though the evidence shows anything but Ujiri being violent without any reason, the deputy hasn’t changed his stance and keeps fighting to get some money off Ujiri.
More recently, he filed new documents, making very bold claims about the Raptors executive, comparing him to the terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, and to the fan who stabbed Monica Seles in 1993. The document reads Ujiri posed “the same threats” as these terrorists by ignoring commands to show his credentials.
Strickland compares Masai Ujiri to the terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, and to the crazed fan who stabbed Monica Seles in 1993. He asserts that Ujiri posed “the same threats” as these terrorists by ignoring commands to show his credentials. pic.twitter.com/RLgTbsA9ld
— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) October 6, 2020
Body-cam footage showed that was absolutely false and even though that’s the case, this person insists that his version is how things actually happened. It’s crazy to see none of this has been solved yet, especially knowing all the evidence against the deputy’s claims.
Only the people in charge of this case know the real reason why this is happening, but not a single NBA fan is happy with how this situation is developing.