- Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was pushed by Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens
- Lowry said that Stevens had no reason to do that to him and that he should be out of the league
- The NBA has finally decided the sanction for Stevens’ actions
Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was seen being shoved by Golden State Warriors’ investor and executive board member Mark Stevens.
KAMI learned that the incident happened during the fourth quarter of Game 3 between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors on Friday (PHL time).
In a report by the ABS-CBN Sports, Lowry wanted Stevens to be ousted from the league. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has decided to ban Stevens for a year and he should pay a $500,000 fine for now.
“A guy like that showing his true class, he shouldn’t be part of our league. There’s just no place for that,” Lowry said.
“He had no reason to touch me, he had no reason to reach over two seats and say vulgar language to me,” the Toronto guard said.
“There’s no place for people like that in our league. Hopefully, he never comes back to another NBA game,” he added.
In a statement, the Warriors said that they were “disappointed” in the actions of Stevens and they apologized to Lowry for the incident.
“We’re extremely disappointed in his actions and, along with Mr. Stevens, offer our sincere apology to Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors organization for this unfortunate misconduct,” it said on the statement.
Raptors defeated the Warriors in Game 3 with a score of 123-109, 2-1. During the heated game, Lowry had 23 points. The Game 4 is set on Saturday (PHL time) at Oracle Arena.
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