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 National Basketball Association championship. Myers, like many around the organization, was struck by Thompson's ability to compartmentalize his knee injury and hobble back onto the floor to shoot the free throws after suffering the ACL tear in the third quarter of Game 6.
Despite Kevin Durant's potential departure and recently ruptured Achilles, Golden State had remained the consensus 2020 National Basketball Association title favorite in sportsbooks entering Game 6 of The Finals.
Meanwhile, USA Today has quoted a Warriors fan who says he witnessed the scene, and who has disputed the initial version of events presented.
A 114-110 loss sent Oracle Arena out on its final night with a dying roar as the Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Finals in six games. Warriors owner Joe Lacob said Thompson's injury doesn't change a thing for how the team will approach Thompson in the offseason.
However, Thompson's father, Mychal, a former player himself, was unequivocal about the five-time all-star's future in Golden State, telling the San Francisco Chronicle there's "no question" his son will re-sign with the Warriors. "Again, I just hope their recoveries are strong and they come back better than they were before".More news: All-India doctors on massive strike today; AIIMS alleges doctor abused
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The Raptors won the series four games to two. Ujiri shoved him back before bystanders intervened, Wiener said.
"I take full responsibility for my actions. and am embarrassed by what transpired", he said.
Myers said the injuries would not affect Golden State's pursuit of either player. Thompson will remain a Warrior. And it's kind of a helpless feeling in terms of two freak plays that send these guys back to the locker room.
Thompson will be an unrestricted free agent on June 30.