The VIP who shoved Toronto Raptors star Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals is a part owner of the Golden State Warriors.

The incident occurred as the Raptors held a 10-point lead over the Golden State Warriors a few minutes into the 4th quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on Wednesday.

As Lowry chased a loose ball into the stands, he landed hard in the seat next to millionaire venture capitalist Mark Stevens, who reached over and roughly shoved Lowry.

Lowry immediately complained to the officials and demanded the VIP's ejection from the arena. Stevens, who was later identified a Warriors part owner, was escorted from his expensive courtside seat after the referees reviewed the tape.

The Raptors went on the defeat the Warriors by a score of 123-109 to take a 2-1 lead in the seven game championship series.

During his post-game interview, Lowry said there is no place for poor sportsmanship at a NBA game.

"There's no place for that," Lowry said. "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. Hopefully he never comes back to an NBA game."

It isn't clear if Lowry knew Stevens was part owner of the Warriors. Game 4 of the NBA Finals is Friday, June 7, at Oracle Arena.

Update: The Warriors issued a statement confirming Stevens is banned from Oracle Arena for the rest of the NBA Finals.

"Mr. Stevens' behavior last night did not reflect the high standards that we hope to exemplify as an organization," the Warriors said. "We're extremely disappointed in his actions and, along with Mr. Stevens, offer our sincere apology to Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors organization for this unfortunate misconduct. There is no place for such interaction between fans-or anyone-and players at an NBA game."
 

Photos by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

  • freelancepimp .

    Angry white men. He should have knocked the fuck out of him and let him sleep there the rest of the game. The NBA should at least fine him.

  • Topic Influencer

    Celeb fans, regular fans, owners wives, PLAYERS wives, so many folks are purity showing their AYS this NBA Playoffs season. Ive about damn it HAD IT. So much so, I aint even halfway watch this game last night and missed this. I also put my NBA alerts on ice.

  • Dowoop

    I watched it but when I happened I wasn't to sure what was going on. Commentators thought he was just a regular fan with courtside seats. Pretty shameful that you are a part owner and have to go out of your way to shove someone because your team is losing though.
    Bet his bitch ass wouldn't do that on the street.

  • Trace da Ace

    ^^^^^ ALL OF THIS!!

  • Trace da Ace

    See that was soooo unnecessary....he was not even touching dude...and he reached all the way over to shove him.....glad he got ejected...IDGAF what or who he owns......let that have been a black dude shoving a white player...he would have charges put on him before the game was over...smdh...

  • 9 Mind

    The Caucasity!!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Rich white man entitlement syndrome. Glad he got kicked out of there. Bet you he won't do that again.

  • KneeSee

    The man was probably drunk. Did yall see the dark haired woman behind them fall backwards? She must've been standing. I bet she has whiplash today.

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  • hi-liter

    If you are sitting court side during a B-ball game then it’s safe to say you might have a 220lb grown man run into your azz while he is going his job.

    Bottom line is, You take the risk sitting court side.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    But he didn't even touch him tho. he was like 2 seats over.

  • Topic Influencer

    Im just over it. All of this extra is taking away from the sport. I agree tho about he wouldnt have the guts to do it on the streets.

  • jazmine

    Will the spirit of Ron Artest please come back?

  • Coy little wink

    LeBron has stepped into the chat ?

    Act up you can get snatched up ?

  • GAPeach

    See, if Lowrey had retaliated he would be in a world of trouble. It would be all over the news, and they would be calling him a thug non-stop.

    I did read that they banned Stevens from attending the remainder of the finals though.

  • currvalicious

    Wishes that would've been Ron Arrest or Stephen Jackson he shoved...lol....that would've been epic.

  • hi-liter

    So uon want Metta cause he too peaceful....???

  • Topic Influencer

    Metta was suspended damn near a whole season for whooping that fan ass back in 05. Lowry a good player. I dont want that for him. World Peace was too.

  • Coy little wink

    People are really cray courtside. I saw a video of a parent tripping a player recently....

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, but just in general, that white man know that.

  • currvalicious

    These whites attending sporting events are purely racists. This owner snuck in his opportunity to express himself aggressively towards a black male. That's how I see it. Lowry landed 2 seats away from him, so what reason did he feel the need to insert himself into that? Opinions Rosey's

  • Topic Influencer

    Dirty ass nails, baby boy, you need to back up https://media2.giphy.com/media/xEqOCqgifLJBu/giphy.gif

  • Gloria

    And will the NBA take any disciplinary action against dude over aggressive ass?

  • Coy little wink

    !!!!!

  • Vegas1989

    He didn't have the right to put a hand on him. Now if Lowry would have swung on him....PO.PO would have been on the scene handcuffed and kicked out of the NBA all at the same dam time...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ....... was all that needed .... damn ..... you at da court !! shoving him ???? https://media1.giphy.com/media/1APhwhykUGH6maiRPU/giphy.gif

  • DroneRivers

    "It isn't clear if Lowry knew Stevens was part owner of the Warriors."
    -------
    It doesn't matter. I share his sentiment. The same way the league expects the players to behave a certain way, the rest of the team organization members should be held to the same (if not higher) standard. Being a part owner doesn't give you the right to be an ass.

  • MsVAllDay

    They better stop playing with these players like they ain't two steps outta the street. If Russell Willson ain't taught them nothing I don't know who will.

  • n1kk1a

    Keep your hands to yourself.??????????

  • Look@m3

    He should have punched him in the jawline and paid the fine... lol. What a buster!

  • Look@m3

    Saw that and couldn't believe my eyes. If it was my child Id be fighting between laying hands, cussing her out or calling the authorities...I don't know what route I would take.

  • Seldomseen

    He been wanting to do that since people were taking his lunch money in grade school

  • Look@m3

    good!

  • hottlanta

    I would push his azz back n tell him the same thing the hotel front desk clerk told that white lady, "it is above me now."

  • stav

    He was no where near that white man, that white man just wanted to get in a cheap shot. I'm sure Lowry didn't care who the man is, or what he is partial owner of, just like I don't care as should no one else, he was out of line and should be punished.

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  • RaginBee

    My thing is...dude didn’t even HAVE to touch him...that lil ass push wasn’t even gonna do anything so he could’ve easily just sat there.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Who knew that the Warriors were sore losers.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha ha ha!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    "Part Owner" and, Still a Damn Fool. Thankful for Lowry's control. I would have Mike Tyson his Billionaire ass around that damn stadium, for real.

  • goat

    We need Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson back in the league to get these racists fans/part owners straight.

  • sunni_daze

    Part Owner or not Ban him.

  • Sid

    Title would have read “Warriors part owner rushed to hospital after shoving a player”

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    That was ridiculous. Ain't no way around it. He needs to be banned.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Russell Westbrook now, Russell Westbrook, Lol.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...that is the hardest twerk I EVA seen!!! lmao

  • Gwendolyn Smith

    Sprewell would've gotten him together real quick!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Gives him a Right to get His ass kicked, if he pushes others!!!

  • goat

    LOL...Damn right!!
    I almost forgot about that..lol

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Good, he's a N.gger!!!

  • jazmine

    i think his name panda something now

  • tintin

    someone on this board a few weeks back said "No one cares about Toronto"" hurt my feelings and all.

    Well I care .. and we will be winning the NBA championship this year.

    I would have loved to hear what white boy said.

  • Marlika

    These players are nothing more than million dollars slaves to these crackers. Too bad most of them don’t even see that. ?????

  • Malai

    ???? they was close ??

  • Fire & Ice

    What!!!! Sprewell would have F**ked him up ???

  • Topic Influencer
  • Yoni7

    THIS! It's always going to be "Run, n-gra, run. Dribble, shoot, score for OUR entertainment. While WE decide your worth."

  • Fire & Ice

    He shoved him like N*gger get off me....even though he wasn't on him. Now if Lowery would have busted buddies behind, he would have been vilified.

  • Marlika

    Camby also? I remember one game when he was on the Knicks he ended catching one of the Vangundy brothers who tried to jump in and stop the fight.?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hilarious chile ...lawd

  • Logan Roberts

    Seems about white. Lowry should've bopped him in the face with that basketball.

  • Yoni7

    At the .39 second mark did yall see him COWERING AFTER he pushed him?

  • Evillene

    That how yt folks act when you messing with their money. Thought he could get away with it too.

  • jazmine

    It’s the pandas friend lol

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Now don’t say the Warriors” are sore losers! This was one of the owners!

    Players (competitors) get into it, which is still totally different from what this guy did! It was ugly and unacceptable!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I’m glad he spoke up, and the referees listened and took action!

    This is what happens when you underestimate people or a situation!

    He should realize that if the Raptors beat everyone to make it to the finals, they can possibly beat the Warriors!

    But, don’t place your bets too soon, the finals can go bananas!

    Both teams deserve to win, they worked very hard to make it this far!

  • onelove

    they are showing there true colors...hurry up and get trump out of office..they think they can say and do anything now!! i'm glad he got kicked out and he owe him a public apology to

  • onelove

    yup! Cracker!

  • Vonda K

    Exactly what analysts Kenny Smith called him.
    The white man Showed his true colors and that is At end of day I still view you as beneath me. Plus, his arse been drinking.
    Oh how I wished this had been Westbrook, Sprewell, Iverson Or Draymond Green.

  • Vonda K

    If had pushed VanVleet it would’ve ended badly.

  • Dreadboi

    How does tbis have anything to do with trump?? The dude is as liberal as the come and being in that region he hates trump just as much as you do..
    The TDS the runs through you so called black liberala is sad..The plantation mental still lives strong after 200 plus yrs..

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  • Libby

    Exactly so glad they put him out?? Plus teach other about sportsmanship especially this new generation.. No respect for other not even they parents..

  • samuel severino

    You can’t wait to blame Trump for everything. Not only are they a hot second away from San Francisco but one of their owners and coaches is gay. They hate Trump.

    You have Trump Derangement Syndrome and probably blame him for everything. This guy would have done the same thing with or without Trump.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THAT'S 99% OF BUSINESSES OWED BY WHITE PEOPLE BUT ATLEAST THESE BLACK GUYS ARE SMART ENOUGH TO MAKE THEM PAY THEM BIG TIME...........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    ALL THAT $$$ AND WHITE SKIN GAVE HIM FOOLISH COURAGE. LOL!!!!.......JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    NAH AFTER LOWRY WAS COMING FOR THAT ASS BUT BEING HELD BACK.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    I WANNA KNOW WHAT VULGAR REMARK HE MADE TOWARDS HIM WHILE PUSHING HIM......JENNY JONES!!!

  • abby500

    And they got his ázz!

  • Alextra Ballard

    GoodT....that shidt was unprofessional,unwarranted and un called for

  • ShWa

    A-hole gtfoh with the bs

  • Sinny

    If he’d done that to Serge Ibaka, they would’ve been airlifting him out of that building instead of casually walking with him.

  • Latisaj

    I love how he shoved him but the illustration to the post shows he has his offended white privilege face on. WP you never cease to amaze me

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    exactly right...here come the sympathizers