The president of the Toronto Raptors basketball team, Masai Ujiri, says an incident with a law enforcement officer moments before his team lifted their first NBA title last year happened because ‘I am black’.
The 50-year-old is a former player and was born in the UK to a Nigerian father and a Kenyan mother, lived in Nigeria before moving to north America.
Footage of altercation involving Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri
His comments follow newly-released body cam footage from US Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Strickland, who had previously claimed that Ujiri was the aggressor.
In a statement released by the Raptors, Ujiri says, “The video sadly demonstrates how horribly I was treated by a law enforcement officer last year in the midst of my team, the Toronto Raptors, winning its first world championship. (BBC)