Renaldo Balkman was drafted by the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft and went on to have a brief, uneventful career with New York and the Denver Nuggets before traveling overseas to play in the Philippine Basketball Association.
Apparently during a late game situation Balkman was aggravated by an official’s call, and that eventually led to Balkman choking one of his own teammates, Arwind Santos.
Balkman has since taken to Twitter to apologize for the incident:
I wld like to apologize to the fans, Petron Blaze, my teammates, the PBA and especially @tubidronald71 and @arwind029
Renaldo Balkman spent six seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets, playing only around 14 minutes per game and averaging 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds. To this point, his professional career has been very forgettable. The meltdown he had on Thursday while playing in a Philippine Basketball Association game will likely be remembered forever. According to GMA News...
Renaldo Balkman, former New York Knick and current Philippine Basketball Association player (for now) with the Petron Blaze, is having choker's remorse. Apparently now that he has had time to rethink his actions on the basketball court Thursday night he is experiencing some regret over the whole mess.
It probably doesn't help that videos of the incident have gone viral...
Ex- NBA player Renaldo Balkman channeled his inner Latrell Sprewell in a game yesterday. Balkman is currently playing in the Philippines after six seasons in the NBA. Balkman was upset by a no call and went after the refs first. When teammates attempted to calm him down and steer him away from trouble, Balkman took his frustrations out on one.
Petron import Renaldo Balkman...
Reanldo Balkman, who most recently played in the NBA with the Knicks in 2011-12, is currently playing with the Petron Blaze Boosters of the PBA (Philippines Basketball Association). With a minute remaining in Thursday’s game against the Alaska Aces, Balkman went a little nuts after missing a shot and getting no call. First he walks over and initiates contact with the official...
Former New York Knicks first round pick Renaldo Balkman snapped during a Philippine Basketball Association game Thursday night.Balkman, who currently plays for the Petron Blaze Boosters, was set off by a non-call late in the affair against the Alaska Aces. Watch as the forward gets in the face of three officials as coaches and teammates attempt to cool him down.At one point, Balkman...
Renaldo Balkman, now playing in the Philippine Basketball Association, lost it last night and ended up shoving and choking his own teammate. This wasn’t at practice, this was during a game.
This has to be one of the biggest meltdowns we’ve seen in professional sports in a long time. According to the YouTube uploader:
With less than a minute left, Petron about to lose the game...
Former NBA player Renaldo Balkman completely lost it during a game recently in the P.B.A. My guess is he won't be getting a 10 day contract in the NBA anytime soon.
Credit Los That Sports Blog for the original find.
Ever wonder what happened to Renaldo Balkman? The former Knicks/Nuggets forward is playing for the Petron Blaze Boosters in the Philippines Basketball Association.
But his days in the PBA are likely over. Balkman had an epic meltdown during a recent game in which he choked a teammate who intervened during a confrontation with officials.
Not the best method for working your way back...
Remember when Isaiah Thomas drafted Renaldo Balkman? Ever wonder what he's up to? Yeah, he's playing in the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association). In the PBA he gets to run around pushing referees...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Where is Manny Pacquiao when you need him?
This video provided by Los That Sports Blog, shows Balkman a former 1st round NBA draft pick, that was a bust and ended up overseas losing it during a game.
He is pushing teammates, refs, yelling at coaches and finally pulls a Spreewell.
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