Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens is said to have tried to personally apologize to Kyle Lowry for pushing the Toronto Raptors point guard during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals last year, according to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.
Kawakami reports that Stevens – who has been banned for a year and fined $ 500,000 for his actions, and is soon expected to regain his “full active warrior status” – has personally tried to apologize to Lowry “Repeatedly” but did not hear from the NBA veteran. Stevens says he has contacted several members of the Raptors organization to apologize as well, according to The Athletic.
The incident occurred when Lowry dived into a row of seats at the edge of the field in an effort to save a loose ball during this final race. Stevens, wearing an NBA ID, was seated about two places from where Lowry landed. Stevens pushed Lowry into the upper body, and Lowry said that he repeated a vulgar phrase to her about four times during the brief incident.
Said Lowry of Stevens after the match 3 incident:
“The property they have that I know is amazing guys. But a guy like that, showing his real class, he shouldn’t be in our league. There just isn’t room for that.
” I do not know him. I don’t care to know him. He showed his true colors at the time. And you show what you really are at that time and at that time. … You have shown what you really are.
It looks like Lowry didn’t get his wish, as Stevens will return to the Warriors’ board of directors after the 2019-2020 NBA season is over, according to Kawakami.
With files from the Associated Press