Posted on June 6, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
Sorry guys, we have more NBA Finals news for you. Last night in Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, things got a little rough. Kyle Lowry fell into the fans sitting courtside while chasing down the ball, and was shoved by someone sitting in the front row… and by someone, we mean part-owner of the Warriors, Mark Stevens. Not only was Lowry fired up about the incident, but the NBA has decided to take action.
In a statement released by the NBA, they said: “A team representative must be held in the highest possible standard and the conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens last night was beyond unacceptable and has no place in our league. As the review of this matter continues, Mr. Stevens will not be permitted to attend NBA games.”
Kyle Lowry didn't appreciate what happened in Game 3 pic.twitter.com/a8vXBKW6I9— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 6, 2019
We think the fans will agree here, that what Mr. Stevens did was not okay. We’ll leave it to you to debate whether or not his actions deserved a ban on all NBA games. We’re going to go ahead and let this serve as a gentle reminder to the fans – our players are friends, not foes. When you have the opportunity to meet them, we advise against pushing them out of your way. We strongly encourage high-fives though!