When Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri needed help, star guard Kyle Lowry was there.
Shortly after Toronto claimed its first NBA title last June in Oakland, California, Ujiri became embroiled in an altercation with Alameda County Deputy Sheriff Alan Strickland while trying to get onto the court. Earlier this week, a video surfaced showing the altercation, which was followed by Lowry pulling Ujiri to court and then hugging the Raptors executive.
On Tuesday, Ujiri filed a counterclaim in the United States District Court in Oakland, California, after the officer filed a lawsuit.
"(The video) shows why we support the social injustices that are happening right now," Lowry told reporters Thursday during a video conference. "It shows why we support Black Lives Matter."