ONN - Video Shows Raptors President Masai Ujiri Did Have Credentials, Alameda County Sheriffs Wrong
Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors President, is owed an apology by The Alameda County Sheriffs Department.
Hat tip to a viewer with better eyes than mine. But from the video of Raptors President Masai Ujiri on the floor of Oracle Arena after the altercation with the Alameda County Sheriffs Deputy after NBA Finals Game 6 2019, one can see that he was clearly carrying his credentials in his right hand!
And this tweet from ABC10 (KXTV) Sacramento Sports Producer and Reporter Sean Cunningham, who's also the Sacramento Kings Radio Reporter, clearly shows Masai Ujiri has his credentials on him all the time.
Since my video below of Masai Ujiri has received so much attention moments before the altercation with the Sheriff, these two photos more clearly illustrate the Raptors’ GM with his credentials in hand. #NBAFinals https://t.co/Q84B78yfDi pic.twitter.com/g7mvgRHMic
— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) June 14, 2019
This calls the Alameda County Sheriffs Deputy and the Alameda County Sheriffs Department itself into question. It also points to the only possible reason why this was missed: the Sheriffs Deputy harassed Masai without even asking to learn who he was or if he had a credential. How else to explain this?
But for the Alameda County Sheriffs Department to say Masai Ujiri didn’t have credentials is now obviously not true. And then to want to press charges against him on the basis of an obvious untruth is worse.
Additionally, Greg Wiener, a Warriors season ticket holder who was standing next to the Alameda County Sheriffs Deputy, told The Associated Press the Sheriffs are not telling the truth and are trying to cover up for what the officer did. He said Masai Ujiri never struck the officer in the face or asked for a credential.
This is really bad. It's the San Francisco Bay Area sports equivalent of BBQ Becky or Jogger Joe in Oakland, only done by a white police officer.
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