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Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens will not attend NBA Finals after shoving Kyle Lowry

Wednesday’s Game 3 loss featured an ugly incident from one of the Warriors owners.

2019 NBA Finals - Game Three Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

There was an ugly moment during the Toronto Raptors Game 3 victory over the Golden State Warriors. While chasing down a loose ball, Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry ended up flying into some courtside seats.

While Lowry was stuck on top of a few fans, someone a few seats away reached over to shove the All-Star, and exchange a few vulgarities.

The fan was later ejected without further incident.

Shortly after the game ended, news came out that the fan was no ordinary fan. Instead, he was one of the minority owners of the Warriors.

Mark Stevens is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital, and owns a share of the team. After his identity was revealed, the team publicly condemned his actions, and banned him from attending any remaining games in the 2019 NBA Finals.

Lowry was, understandably, upset about the incident after the contest, and noted that there’s no place in the game for those types of actions.

Others chimed in, including superstar LeBron James, who felt the Warriors punishment was not severe enough. It’s hard to disagree with that.

Hopefully we don’t see Stevens at a game again anytime soon, and hopefully this is the last time an incident like this occurs at a game for a while.

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