The Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens has been fined $500,000 and barred from attending NBA games and team activities for one year.
The announcement was made in a joint statement from the Warriors and the NBA, which cited “pushing and directing obscene language toward” Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.
The fracas began early in the fourth quarter when Lowry leaped into the crowd to chase after a loose ball. While he was getting up, a fan sitting courtside reached over and shoved Lowry and was later escorted from the courtside seats.
Before the identity of the fan was known, Lowry had already called for him to be barred from NBA games for life. When it was revealed that it was Stevens,