Klay Thompson Explains Thoughts on Warriors Owner Pushing Kyle Lowry

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Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens has been banned from attending the rest of the NBA Finals games between the Warriors and Raptors.


Because he put his hands on Toronto guard Kyle Lowry early in the fourth quarter of the Raptors' Game 3 win at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night.

On Thursday afternoon, Klay Thompson -- who will play in Game 4 on Friday night -- offered his thoughts on the incident.

"It was unfortunate. It wasn't very cool," he said. "We'll give him a little benefit of the doubt because I think that was his significant other that got toppled. It wasn't like he threw a hard punch, just kind of a forceful shove.

"He shouldn't have done it and I know he knows that. I think he'll make amends and move on. That's what life's about."

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Based on social media reaction, it's safe to assume Klay might receive some backlash for giving Stevens any benefit of the doubt.

The aforementioned significant other didn't get toppled at all:

Unfortunately, there will definitely be more to this story in the coming days and weeks.

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