The Alameda County Sheriff's Office told NBC Bay Area that it, along with the Oakland Police Department, is investigating an incident in which "a man believed to be a Toronto Raptors executive" pushed and struck a sheriff's deputy in the face Thursday night on the court at Oracle Arena.
The incident occurred after the Raptors beat the Warriors to win the NBA championship, and the sheriff's office considers the case to be misdemeanor battery on an officer. The sheriff's office also told NBC Bay Area that the deputy denied the Raptors exec -- whom witnesses told the network was president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri -- entry on the court because he didn't possess the proper credentials.
Police did not arrest the executive whom Sgt. Ray Kelly declined to identify when asked by The San Francisco Chronicle. Sgt. Kelly did confirm to The Chronicle that the executive did not have proper credentials.
NBC Bay Area posted video of the incident, but it's unclear exactly what happened, although Ujiri is seen in the footage.
#BREAKING: Sheriff's deputy reportedly pushed and struck in the face by a man believed to be a Toronto Raptors executive after Game 6 of the #NBAFinals at Oracle Arena, @ACSOSheriffs says. https://t.co/fobdK9iWEq pic.twitter.com/a4X0IysY5Z— Kristofer Noceda (@krisnoceda) June 14, 2019
NBC Sports Bay Area's requests to sheriff's officials and the Raptors for comment weren't immediately returned.