NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 11: (L-R) Renaldo Balkman #34, Cocky the mascot, Brandon Wallace #33 and Tarence Kinsey #21 of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrate their 65-61 win over the Kentucky Widcats during the semifinals on day 3 of the SEC Men's Basketball Conference Tournament March 11, 2006 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Renaldo Balkman and Latrell Sprewell have one thing in common: neither is playing in the NBA anymore. They now have a second thing in common, after Balkman flipped out and tried to strangle a teammate during an altercation.
Balkman was arguing with a referee during a game in the Philippines’ pro basketball league, when teammate Arwind Santos tried to intervene. Balkman did not take kindly to the interruption, and the two players began shoving each other before Balkman reached for Santos’ throat.
Check out a video of the altercation below.