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Warriors Part-Owner Mark Stevens Called Out By LeBron And Banned From Finals Over Kyle Lowry Shove

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05:  Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors argues with Warriors minority investor Mark Stevens (blue shirt) after Lowry chased down a loose ball in the second half against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. According to to the Warriors, Stevens will not be in attendance for the remainder of the NBA Finals as they look further into the incident. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Warriors Part-Owner Mark Stevens Called Out By LeBron And Banned From Finals Over Kyle Lowry Shove

"What if [Kyle Lowry] would have reacted and put his hands back on him. You guys would be going CRAZY!!"

PUBLISHED ON : JUNE 6, 2019 / 02:14 PM

During Game 3 of the NBA Finals at the Oracle Arena, a Golden State Warriors fan was ejected from the game after shoving Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry during a courtside fall out-of-bounds. When the fan was identified as a minority owner for the Warriors, LeBron James spoke out on social media about the incident.

The shove occurred in the second half when Lowry leaped after a loose ball headed for the sideline. After running after the ball, Lowry accidentally landed on a small section of courtside ticket holders.

As Lowry tried to get up, a fan was seen giving the Toronto guard a hard shove on the shoulder.

  1. At the top of the fourth quarter, the fan was ejected from the game
  2. Then he was identified as none other than Mark Stevens, a venture capitalist and part owner of the Warriors
  3. After the clip went viral and Stevens was identified, LeBron, who has remained relatively quiet during the finals, spoke out against the owner on Instagram
  4. In a statement, the Warriors announced Stevens was banned from attending the rest of the NBA Finals

    According to sportswriter Arash Madani, Stevens, who is a billionaire investor, plans to publicly apologize and make a donation to the Raptors' guard's Lowry Love Foundation.

    There’s no word on when that apology will take place.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)


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