NBA team executive endorses politician amidst blackface scandal
Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors, endorsed Justin Trudeau for prime minister of Canada:
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 13, 2019
So the NBA does let its executives get political even when an endorsement could prove controversial?
Hot take: Yeah, Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal is bad, but what does it say about Canada's systemic racism? https://t.co/5eSdTV1FlL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 1, 2019
In the past, Masai has said he’d be OK skipping the White House and a visit with President Trump:
Masai: "When we win a championship we'll deal with that issue. When we win a championship I think we'll be fine with Trudeau"
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) September 25, 2017
Ujiri also spent the day helping Trudeau campaign:
Raptors president Masai Ujiri says these kids are going to be great leaders, and he’s here to support both them, and the Liberal leader. “I continue to support Prime Minister Trudeau now, and when he’s prime minister again.” #cdnpoli #elxn43 pic.twitter.com/NShRfqYTlH
— Salimah Shivji (@salimah_shivji) October 13, 2019