Fan who shoved Kyle Lowry ID’d as part owner of Warriors
The incident involving the fan who shoved Kyle Lowry Wednesday night during Game 3 of the NBA Finals had an intriguing layer added to it when it was learned that he allegedly is part owner of the Golden State Warriors.
According to a report from Axios, the fan has been ID’d by multiple sources as Mark Stevens, a venture capitalist who joined Warriors ownership in 2013.
The altercation occurred after Lowry leapt into the stands in an effort to save the ball from going out of bounds. The fan was captured on camera shoving Lowry.
Kyle Lowry was shaking his head after a courtside fan pushed him when he fell into the crowd. pic.twitter.com/5SwQv3hdnN— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 6, 2019
Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder later confirmed that Stevens was ejected from Oracle Arena, and video showed the same.
The Warriors fan that pushed Kyle Lowry gets escorted out #WeTheNorth #DubNation pic.twitter.com/XzlS0CZLtk— Sports Gifs & Videos (@Supreme_Gifs) June 6, 2019
Lowry was clearly bothered by the incident, and indicated afterward that the fan should be banned for life from NBA arenas.
“The fans have a place; we love our fans,” Lowry said after the Raptors’ 123-109 victory. “But fans like that shouldn’t be allowed to be in there, because it’s not right. I can’t do nothing to protect myself.
“But the league does a good job, and hopefully they ban him from all NBA games forever.”
Sources also told Axios that the NBA and the Warriors are investigating the incident. It remains to be seen how the situation plays out, but the fact Stevens is a part owner of the Warriors certainly complicates matters.