Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors was shoved by a Golden State Warriors fan after falling out of bounds in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Now, it has come to light that the “fan” is actually a part owner of the team.
Lowry went flying into the stands rushing to get a loose ball early in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. While getting up, a fan on his left side gave him a shove. It was reported Thursday morning that the fan that shoved Lowry was actually part-owner of the Warriors, Mark Stevens.
“The fans have a place. We love our fans. But fans like that shouldn’t be allowed to be in there, because it’s not right. I can’t do nothing to protect myself,” Lowry told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt after the contest. “The league does a good job, and hopefully they ban him from all NBA games forever.”
Stevens was ejected from the contest and, according to Shams Charania, will not attend any of the remaining NBA Finals games.
According to the initial report by Axios, both the Warriors and the NBA are investigating the incident. Stevens joined the Warriors’ ownership group in 2013 when a former Warriors owner bought a stake in the Sacramento Kings.
Lowry had one of the best playoff games of his career during his first Finals visit to Oracle Arena. The veteran point guard scored 23 points on 8-for-16 shooting, drilling five triples in the process. He also racked up 9 assists and 4 rebounds in the victory.
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