Back in 2019 Raptors President Masai Ujiri was assaulted by an officer after the team won their first ever championship.
The officer didn’t believe that Masai was supposed to be where he was and Raptors Allstar Kyle Lowry had to come get Masai before things escalated even more.
Masai wasn’t at fault at all which was shown on the video and the officer lied anyways. For some reason though, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, during an interview with HBO, said
“It’s part and parcel of what comes with someone who is living on the edge a bit and is hard-wired to sort of march forward with incredible energy. Lessons learned for him – without assigning culpability or blame to anyone – as a leader, those are the kinds of situations he needs to learn to avoid.”
Silver was rightfully criticized for those comments because Masai did nothing wrong in that situation.
He finally has seen how wrong those comments were and has now apologized publicly saying
“When I watch that last bit of the interview, in light of what we now know, I would love to take those words back,” Silver told Sportsnet during a recent phone interview. “[Masai] and I at this point have probably talked about that night 100 times since then. He has my full and unequivocal support.
“But I apologize to Masai for what I said in that interview…. Believe me, when I look at that now, I cringe when I watch it.”
Good for Silver to recognize he was wrong and publicly apologize.
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