Raptors: President Masai Ujiri Tests Positive for Covid-19

Toronto Raptors vice president and president Masai Ujiri has tested positive for COVID-19, he said in a statement released by the team on Thursday.

Ujiri said he is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot.

He was present at an African Giants event on Sunday and later learned that several guests present had tested positive. Ujiri said the gala was held in accordance with public health guidelines, including instructions for wearing masks when not eating or drinking.

Ujiiri said he will be in isolation at home for 10 days and will continue to monitor symptoms.

“We do not want to live in fear of this virus, but COVID is a persistent enemy,” he said in his statement. “Together, we will defeat him.”

The Raptors and Indiana Pacers canceled practice Thursday as a “precaution.”

The Raptors played the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday and are scheduled to host the Knicks on Friday.

Since the NBA requires all teams to be tested for several days after Thanksgiving, there has been a corresponding increase in inputs to protocols.

ESPN’s Tim Bontemps contributed to this report.