Warriors coach Steve Kerr apologizes to Kyle Lowry, Raptors for Game 3 incident
“I personally apologize to Kyle and the Raptors. That was unacceptable,” – Warriors head coach Steve Kerr about incident with Stevens.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 6, 2019
Stevens, who is listed as one of the Warriors’ executive board members, was seated courtside Wednesday night. The shoving incident happened when Lowry crashed into a row of seats while trying to save the ball from going out of bounds. Lowry complained to the officials afterwards, which led to Stevens’ ejection.
After the game, Lowry said Stevens repeatedly cursed at him for no particular reason. He added that the businessman should be banned in the NBA forever.
Stevens has been suspended by the league from attending NBA games until they’re done with the investigation regarding what happened. Moreover, he has been banned by the Warriors from participating in any team-related activities.
There is a rumor stating that Stevens will issue a public apology to Lowry and donate to his Lowry Love Foundation.
The NBA, NBPA, and Warriors have released separate statements and said they will all conduct investigations regarding the matter. Aside from being suspended from NBA games, Stevens could face additional sanctions for his actions.
The Raptors went on to win Game 3, 123-109. They now lead the best-of-seven Finals series two games to one.
Game 4 will take place on Friday.