By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
The Raptors had a dominant 123-109 win over the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland last night but there was one incident during the game that seems like it overshadowed everything. There was one play where Raptors Point Guard Kyle Lowry was trying to save the ball from going out of bounds and crashed into the court side seats. Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens was several seats away and then decided to shove Lowry.
Lowry looked confused about the incident and the Warriors have since banned Stevens from attending the rest of the Finals. LeBron James weighed in on the incident saying there’s no place for this and the NBA needs to take quick action on Stevens. Being forced to sell his ownership stake could be a huge possibility.
Other players from around the league are now discussing the situation as well. Lou Williams, Isaiah Thomas, JR Smith, and more have since agreed with James saying that more action needs to be taken against Stevens and other people interrupting games. Players are unable to defend themselves as they could be fined or suspended so it sadly seems that fans/owners have more power.
Check out NBA players agreeing that punishment needs to be handed to Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens along with video of the incident below.
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🗣There’s absolutely no place in our BEAUTIFUL game for that AT ALL. There’s so many issues here. When you sit courtside you absolutely know what comes with being on the floor and if you don’t know it’s on the back on the ticket itself that states the guidelines. But he himself being a fan but more importantly PART-OWNER of the Warriors knew exactly what he was doing which was so uncalled for. He knew the rules more than just the average person sitting watching the game courtside so for that Something needs to be done ASAP! A swift action for his actions. Just think to yourself, what if @kyle_lowry7 would have reacted and put his hands back on him. You guys would be going CRAZY!! Calling for him to damn near be put in jail let alone being suspended for the rest of the Finals all because he was protected himself. I’ve been quite throughout the whole NBA playoffs watching every game (haven’t missed one) but after I saw what I saw last night, took time to let it manifest into my thinking 🧢 I couldn’t and wouldn’t be quiet on this! #ProtectThePlayers #PrivilegeAintWelcomeHere
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