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Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens banned from attending games while NBA investigates incident with Kyle Lowry


The NBA has banned Golden State Warriors minority investor Mark Stevens from games and team activities for shoving Toronto Raptors All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.

After Lowry dove into the crowd for a loose ball, Stevens pushed Lowry in the left shoulder and the Raptors guard wasn’t happy about it.

This is the right move by the Warriors. There’s no place in the NBA for what Stevens did. He and the rest of the fans are watching the players play in their setting. They need to be respectful to the players, who are at work.

The Warriors lost Game 3 on Wednesday. The Raptors hold a 2-1 lead in the series and took back home-court advantage. Game 4 is on Friday.

Exactly what was Stevens thinking on the play? Has he never seen a player dive into the stands to save the ball? That was a pretty arrogant move by the Warriors investor.

Game 4 on Friday could be the last game ever played at Oracle Arena. The Warriors are moving to the Chase Center in downtown San Francisco next season. If the Raptors win Game 4, they can close out the series up in Toronto in Game 5.