Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said there is no place in the NBA for Mark Stevens’ behavior after being shoved by the Golden State Warriors minority owner during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Lowry thanked the Warriors and the NBA for their response to Stevens. The Warriors initially barred Stevens from attending any more Finals games. The NBA and Warriors later jointly announced that Stevens would be suspended for one season and fined $500,000.
“It’s just what our league is about, protecting the players,” Lowry said. “Like I said last night, there’s no room in our game for that.”
Lowry confirmed reports that Stevens also cursed him out, repeatedly telling him to “go f— yourself.”
“He’s not a good look for the ownership group that they have,” Lowry said. “I know [Warriors majorit