The Latest: Warriors say team investor shoved Kyle Lowry
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the incident during which Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was shoved by a courtside fan (all times local):
The Golden State Warriors say team investor Mark Stevens will not be attending any more games in the NBA Finals, after he apparently shoved Toronto star Kyle Lowry during Wednesday night's contest at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors say they and Stevens "offer our sincere apology to Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors organization for this unfortunate misconduct."
The Warriors say their probe into the matter is ongoing.
Forbes identifies Stevens as a venture capitalist. It's unclear how large his ownership stake in the Warriors is.
A fan seated courtside for Game 3 of the NBA Finals was ejected after shoving Kyle Lowry when the Toronto Raptors star crashed into a row of seats while trying to save a ball from going out of bounds.
Lowry was visibly upset and tells The Associated Press that the man made vulgar comments.
Lowry says "he had no reason to touch me. 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."
Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder and security officials confirmed the fan who shoved Lowry was ejected and escorted from Oracle Arena.
Lowry ran down a loose ball early in the fourth quarter and jumped in the air as it was going out of bounds, not far from where Warriors owner Joe Lacob was sitting. Lowry knocked the ball into a referee and landed in the lap of one male fan who appeared to grab Lowry's jersey with two hands.
A female who was standing nearby patted the veteran guard on his back. At the same time, a man wearing a blue shirt who was sitting down extended his left arm and gave Lowry a hard shove in his left shoulder.
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