Masai Ujiri sued by officer from incident at Game 6 of 2019 NBA Finals


The Toronto Raptors won the final NBA game at Oracle Arena, beating the Warriors to clinch the 2019 Finals, the franchise’s first since joining the league in 1995.

On his way down to the court to celebrate with his team, Raptors team president Masai Ujiri reportedly was involved in an altercation with arena security after not showing proper credentials.

On Friday, Alan Strickland -- the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department officer involved in the incident with Ujiri -- filed a federal lawsuit in California against Ujiri, along with the Raptors organization, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and the NBA.

Strickland indicates in the affidavit that he “suffered injury to his head, body, health, strength, nervous system, and person, all of which have caused and continue to cause Plaintiff great mental, emotional, psychological, physical, and nervous pain and suffering.”

He says in the lawsuit that he suffered a “permanent disability” as a result of the altercation, alleging that Ujiri hit him “in the face and chest with both fists.”

Strickland is seeking general damages in excess of $75,000, as well as punitive damages and medical and legal costs associated with the incident and subsequent litigation.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office announced in October that no charges would be filed against Ujiri for the incident, which occurred on June 13, 2019.

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