Apology not accepted?
It doesn't look like DeMar DeRozan is buying Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri's apology.
Earlier today, at a press conference discussing the blockbuster trade that sent DeRozan to San Antonio in exchange for Kawhi Leonard, Ujiri addressed the conversation he had with DeRozan at summer league in Las Vegas, and apologized "for any miscommunication" that led the 28-year old All-Star to believe he would not be traded.
"I had a conversation with DeMar at summer league and I really want to leave it at that," Ujiri said Friday, per ESPN. "We spoke ... I think maybe my mistake was talking about what we expected going forward from him. So, not necessarily talking about a trade but what I expect from him going forward, and I think that's where the gap was."
Ujiri added Friday: "In my job, I always have to assume we're going forward with the team that I have. If there was a miscommunication there, I do apologize to DeMar and his family and his representation. It's not what I meant."
Just minutes after Ujiri's apology, DeRozan posted a single facepalm emoji on his instagram story, as seen in the screenshot below. In other words, Ujiri can kick rocks.
DeRozan has used his IG story to vent his frustration ever since the trade was officially announced on Wednesday. Moments after the news broke, he wrote, "Be told one thing & the outcome another. Can't trust em. Ain't no loyalty in this game. Sell you out quick for a little bit of nothing... Soon you'll understand... Don't disturb..."