The Warriors' Game 3 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday night was full of big moments, but none was more eye-catching than what Golden State's minority owner Mark Stevens did.
Sitting courtside at Oracle Arena, Stevens has been identified as what was thought to be a fan pushing Kyle Lowry when the Raptors' point guard flew into the stands while chasing a loose ball.
The incident has caused quite the reaction, and Lakers star LeBron James had plenty to say on Thursday morning, posting a long message to his Instagram.
James called for "swift action" to take place, and that's exactly what has happened Thursday morning. The Warriors banned Stevens from games for the remainder of the NBA Finals, and released the following statement:
Mr. Stevens' behavior last night did not reflect the high standards that we hope to exemplify as an organization. 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. There is no place for such interaction between fans - or anyone - and players at an NBA game.
Mr. Stevens will not be in attendance at any of the remaining games of the 2019 NBA Finals. Review of this matter is ongoing.
"He had no reason to touch me," Lowry told reporters after Toronto's 123-109 win. "He had no reason to reach over two seats and then say some vulgar language to me. There's no place for people like that in our league.
"And hopefully he never comes back to an NBA game."
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Stevens certainly won't be at another NBA game this season. It's unclear at the time what further measures the Warriors might take in the future.