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Raptors GM Ujiri may face battery charge

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Raptors GM Masai Ujiri hoists the trophy. Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors in 2nd half action of NBA Finals action in Game 6 of playoff play at Oracle Arena. Raptors lead the series 3-2. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Prosecutors will decide whether to charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face while trying to join his team on the court to celebrate their first NBA championship.

Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said Friday that investigators are reviewing footage from body cameras worn by the deputy and other officers, the stadium's surveillance video and cellphone video. He said a report will be forwarded prosecutors.

After the game Thursday night in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy who was checking court-access credentials, Kelly said. When the deputy stopped him, Ujiri shoved him back several feet and yelled obscenities, Kelly said.

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