Raptors president Masai Ujiri says he actually struggled mentally within the days after the cop shoving video was launched … regardless that the footage utterly exonerated him.
“This was very onerous for me,” Ujiri informed the media Thursday … “When the video got here out, I did not sleep for just a few days.”
So, what bothered Ujiru — who was clearly shoved by a white cop TWICE for no purpose in June 2019 whereas attempting to get on the court docket to rejoice his group’s championship???
First, Ujiri says the false allegations that he was the instigator of that incident actually began to mess along with his thoughts.
“[After the incident] you query your self and as time goes on you start to doubt your self. I doubted myself and what actually occurred there.”
Clearly, the video clearly exhibits Ujiri calmly attempting to indicate his ID badge to the officer — and it was the officer who CLEARLY overreacted by placing his fingers on Masai twice.
However, Masai says his thoughts would run wild concerning the incident — particularly whereas he was alone within the NBA Bubble — and he started to surprise if he was misremembering how issues actually went down.
Secondly … when the video was launched, he began feeling horrible for different Black folks who do not have the cash, energy, clout and different assets to battle again towards false allegations.
“That started to hassle me as an individual.”
Ujiri says the incident has not made him hate white folks — he says there are numerous white households he would belief along with his personal youngsters.
However, Ujiri believes the incident exhibits racism continues to be a difficulty in America … even for profitable NBA executives.