Victorious Raptors cancel their return to Toronto after becoming National Basketball Association champs

Victorious Raptors cancel their return to Toronto after becoming National Basketball Association champs

An Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy who didn't recognize Ujiri allegedly attempted to stop him and ask for a credential. When the deputy stopped him, Ujiri shoved him back several feet and yelled obscenities, Kelly said. Ujiri then pushed the deputy a second time, with part of his arm or elbow coming into contact with the deputy's face, the spokesman said.

The deputy went to the hospital suffering from head pain after the incident but Wiener said the deputy was never hit or punched.

He said at that point, National Basketball Association security intervened and Ujiri was able to get onto the court. In regards to the quality of play, Ferguson said there have always been some strong players but the quality of players overall has been getting better.

In a statement, the Raptors said they are "cooperating with authorities" and "look forward to resolving the situation". SI reported that the sheriff's office is actively pursuing a charge, which would likely be the misdemeanor charge of simple battery against a peace officer.

The deputy was not seriously injured, according to Kelly, and he was treated and released at an area hospital.

Raptors spokeswoman Jennifer Quinn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

More news: "It was always an emotional game" - England defeat Scotland 2-1

"That would only happen if the case is presented to the district attorney and that has not happened as of now", he told CTV News Channel.

With the Warriors (15/1) expected to take a massive step back without Thompson and Durant - for all, or most, of next season - James Harden and the Rockets (8/1) could be the biggest beneficiaries.

Walk Off the Earth, Burlington, Ont., band, divided audiences for Game 4 when the four members gathered around a triple-necked string instrument for an acoustic folk version of "O Canada".

"I think there's a chance".

If the Raptors do decide to make their way to Ottawa instead of Washington this will be the second year in a row the winning National Basketball Association team has skipped the White House.

Toronto's triumph made this the first NBA Finals where road teams won five consecutive games.

Related Articles