Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 3/8/13

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 11: (L-R) Renaldo Balkman #34, Cocky the mascot and Brandon Wallace #33 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)
Obvious anger issues. Renaldo Balkman, a former first round pick of the Knicks in 2006, was released by the team in 2012 and is now playing in the Philippine Basketball Association for the Petron Blaze Boosters. During a recent game against the Alaska Aces, with time winding down and the Boosters about to take a loss, Balkman became upset at what he perceived to be a missed call by the ref. This led to the former NBAer having an epic meltdown that started with Balkman shoving the officials and teammates, and culminated with him trying to choke out fellow Booster Arwind Santos. Either that or Balkman was administering some new fangled version of the Heimlich maneuvre, but I doubt it. If Balkman has any hopes of making a return to the NBA, he might want to keep this Latrell Sprewell moment off his resumé. Pretty sure this sort of behavior is frowned upon by NBA executives. [Los That Sports Blog] The post Former NBAer Renaldo Balkman has epic meltdown in Philippines, tries choking teammate appeared first on Last Angry Fan.
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