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OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens has been banned from attending games for one year and fined $500,000, the NBA and Warriors announced in a joint statement late Thursday afternoon.
Stevens cannot attend team activities and his ban includes the 2019-20 postseason.
Stevens, the fan involved in the Kyle Lowry incident during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, shoved him and also directed obscene language toward him, according to the release.
The incident happened in the fourth quarter when Lowry dove into the stands to save the basketball from going out of bounds and Stevens gave Lowry a shove. Lowry immediately became upset and began mimicking a shoving motion.
Stevens was ejected from the arena and the Warriors earlier Thursday said he will not be in attendance for any of the remaining Finals games and that review of the matter was ongoing.
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