Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens has been banned for one year from games and Warriors team activities after he pushed Kyle Lowry in Game 3 of the Finals and used vulgar language to the Raptors point guard, the NBA and the Warriors announced Thursday afternoon.
Stevens has also been fined $500,000.
More from the Warriors and the NBA: pic.twitter.com/pviqvxC0Pm— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) June 6, 2019
Lowry crashed into the Oracle Arena stands in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 123-109 loss to Toronto. Stevens, who Lowry didn't even fall on, reached out and shoved the Raptors guard. Lowry also told reporters Thursday that Stevens said to "go f--k yourself."
Kyle Lowry said Warriors investor Mark Stevens said “go f—- yourself” “multiple times” after shoving him during a Game 3 incident.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) June 6, 2019
Lowry said Stevens has no place in this league.
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NBC News and MSNBC senior media reporter Dylan Byers reported Thursday that Stevens will likely be forced to sell his shares of the team before next season.
🏀 Multiple sources close to the Golden State Warriors tell me Mark Stevens, the minority owner who pushed Kyle Lowry, will likely be forced to sell his shares before the start of next season … #NBAFinals #KyleLowry— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) June 6, 2019
Stevens became a minority owner of the Warriors in 2013.