His Run-In With The Police Could've Ruined A Championship

PushBlack
August 25, 2019

Championship night should have been perfect for Toronto Raptors’ president, Masai Ujiri. They won, after all! But following that amazing game, something went wrong. 

When Masai went onto the court, an issue arose and what took place led to lots of rumors and misinformation.

The police have said several things that don’t quite add up. First, they said that Masai didn’t have credentials to be on the court. Then they said he DID have them but presented those credentials in a “very threatening way.” You know how we Black people are ALWAYS a “threat!”

The police also said that Masai struck the officer… until it was confirmed that the officer pushed him first. Now the officer is even saying he suffered a concussion and plans to sue. 

At one point rumors abounded that charges would be brought against Masai and he’d be arrested!

Luckily for Masai, he’s avoided jail. However, there are a lot of people who don’t have as much clout as him who end up in jail - or WORSE - with situations like this. The facts are still coming together, but the police version of events certainly isn’t the gospel truth.

As for Masai now, he says, “I am confident about who I am as a person, my character and as a human being.” He’s letting the situation play out, but whether you’re a Black person from Canada, the U.S., or elsewhere, you’re STILL Black. This makes that clear!

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