Officer involved in altercation with Masai Ujiri isn't telling the truth

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"It's such an incredible city, sports city, whether you're talking about us or the [Maple] Leafs or the Blue Jays or [Toronto FC], it's a great sports city and there's room for everybody", Ujiri said May 29.

While the Alameda County Sheriff's office is reportedly pursuing a misdemeanor charge against Masai Ujiri, a new report suggests the Toronto Raptors president may not have done anything wrong.

Law enforcement says Ujiri shoved and struck an officer in the face after he was stopped from joining the team on the court for the championship celebration.

The Wizards don't want to waste time, either, with plans to reach out to the Raptors "soon" for permission to interview Ujiri on the heels of him delivering Toronto its first National Basketball Association title ever. The deputy pushed back. "At that point, several bystanders intervened and the executive did ultimately get back onto the court without displaying credentials".

Video of the aftermath of that incident was captured by NBC Bay Area, who originally reported the complaint against Ujiri. He said the officer was not seriously injured in the alleged incident, but did complain of pain in his jaw.

Although an offer worth $10 million annually would place Ujiri among the league's highest-paid executives, The Athletic previously reported that Ujiri's decision likely would not come down to money.

"We were told to strictly enforce the credentialing policy and not allow anyone onto the court without a credential, so our deputies were doing that", office spokesperson Sgt. In 2016 he became team president and is under contract through 2021.

Neither the Alameda County district attorney nor the Raptors' parent company MLSE immediately responded to requests for comment.