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Warriors part-owner says he's sorry, embarrassed

OAKLAND (KRON) -- Mark Stevens, the Warriors part-owner who shoved Raptors Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, has released a statement Thursday. 

"I take full responsibility for my actions last night at the NBA Finals and am embarrassed by what transpired," Stevens said. "What I did was wrong and there is no excuse by what transpired."

The NBA banned Stevens for a year and fined him $500,000. 

Stevens' ban is effective immediately and will carry through the entire 2019-20 season, including the playoffs.

The NBA says its investigation found that Stevens pushed and directed obscene language toward Lowry.

"I made a mistake and I'm truly sorry," Stevens said. "I need to be better and look forward to making it right."

Read the full statement below: 

I take full responsibility for my actions last night at the NBA Finals and am embarrassed by what transpired. What I did was wrong and there is no excuse for it. Mr. Lowry deserves better, and I have reached out today in an attempt to directly apologize to him and other members of the Raptors and Warriors organizations. I'm grateful to those who accepted my calls. I hope that Mr. Lowry and others impacted by this lapse in judgement understand that the behavior I demonstrated last night does not reflect the person I am or have been throughout my life. I made a mistake and I'm truly sorry. I need to be better and look forward to making it right.

I fully accept the punishment administered by the NBA and the Warriors. 

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