LeBron James blasts Warriors owner for shoving Raptors' Lowry

Jun 6 2019, 5:41 pm

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The King has spoken, and he’s not pleased with what he saw in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

LeBron James shared some harsh words after a Golden State Warriors “fan,” sitting in a very expensive courtside seat, was ejected from the game after he shoved Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry.

But this was no ordinary fan.

The Warriors confirmed Thursday that the person involved in the incident was Mark Stevens, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist reportedly worth $2.3 billion, and part-owner of the team.

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The incident occurred after Lowry dove into the front row in an attempt to keep the ball in bounds – which is part of the game and clearly no reason to lay a hand on the Raptors star.

LeBron James, who is not taking part in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, weighed in on Instagram, calling for a “swift action for his actions” before ending the rant with the hashtag: “#PrivilegeAintWelcomeHere.”

“There’s absolutely no place in our BEAUTIFUL game for that AT ALL. There’s so many issues here,” LeBron wrote on his personal Instagram account.

“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.”

LeBron went on to write that Stevens knows the rules better than an average courtside spectator and there should be a “swift action for his actions.”

“Just think to yourself, what if [Kyle Lowry] 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 quiet 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 [cap] I couldn’t and wouldn’t be quiet on this! #ProtectThePlayers #PrivilegeAintWelcomeHere”

 

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