NBA bans and levies huge fine against Warriors investor who pushed Kyle Lowry during NBA Finals

    Kyle Lowry yells at Warriors investor Mark Stevens during Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California.

    (CNN)Verbal altercations between NBA fans and players aren't new. But this case is a little different.

    In Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was pushed by a man sitting in the front row at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
    It turns out the "fan" is Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens. He won't be attending any games for a year and he'll be writing a check for $500,000 to cover a fine announced by the team and the league.
      On Thursday, the NBA also announced it was banning Stevens from attending any team activities through the end of next season's playoffs.
        Earlier an NBA spokesman said team representatives are held to the highest possible standard.
        "The conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens last night was beyond unacceptable and has no place in our league," the spokesman, Mike Bass, said in a statement.
        Lowry, going after a loose ball, jumped into the stands. Stevens, whom Lowry didn't land on, shoved him. Lowry called for security, and Stevens was escorted out.