Masai Ujiri

Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri has delivered a message on COVID 19 as the world continues to battle the pandemic.

He made this statement in a chat with Basketball Africa League (BAL) against the backdrop of surging number of infections in the world.

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The virus has impacted the start date of the BAL which was scheduled to commence on March 11 in Dakar, Senegal. However, the rapid spread of the virus prevented that and the league has been on an indefinite suspension since.

“We all miss what we do, and miss what we love. This is a time for us to stay together, pay attention to the rules and regulations. Listen to leaders, listen to experts” he said.

Ujiri is a major contributor to the BAL’s creation which is a joint project between the NBA and basketball’s world governing body FIBA.

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, holds Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Nigerian Manager recently led the Raptors the first ever NBA title in the team’s history and is regarded as one of the most influential people in the sport.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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