A California deputy who claimed to have been brutally attacked by the president of the Toronto Raptors last year was proven to be the aggressor after videos of the incident were released Tuesday.
Alameda County sheriff’s deputy Alan Strickland was working security during an NBA playoff game between the Raptors and Golden State Warriors on June 13, 2019. The Raptors had just won the series and team president Masai Ujiri was making his way from the locker room tunnel to the floor of the arena to accept the trophy.
Bodycam video shows Ujiri was in the process of pulling out his credentials from inside his suit coat when Strickland shoved him hard, sending him reeling backwards.
“Back the f_ck up, man!” the deputy yelled at Ujiri.
With a shocked expression on his face, Ujiri attempted a second time to make his way onto the floor but the deputy shoved him back again.
That was when Ujiri shoved the deputy back.