go to MSN.com
Originally written on Los That Sports Blog  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Tweet Renaldo Balkman was drafted by the Knicks int he first round back in 2006 and went on to have a brief, uneventful career with New York and the Denver Nuggets before traveling overseas to play in the Philippines Basketball Association. Apparently during a late game situation Balkman was agrivated by an official’s call, and [...]

23 Comments:
  • I know it's cliche-ish but, here goes..."you can take the "N" out of the ghetto, but not the ghetto out of the "N."
    What a joke, and he probably wonders why he's not in the NBA.
  • I find this comment to be incredibly insulting, racist and predjudice...................and could not agree more!
    What a POS, had to go out of country to find a team.
  • my sentiments exactly!
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • Why the N word, the guy is a jerk plain and simple.
  • maybe because ni**gers are annoying, loud, violent animals?
  • Oh yes...Captain Keyboard Bravery
  • what are you 12 years old or maybe 28 and still living in your moms basement, only a child or someone with a mental deficiency would write such a post, stop attempting to rile people up, sad loser.
  • Because I doubt they would have the balls to say that to the guys face or any other person of that complexion to their face. Maybe Elfuego and stratcat82D never got picked to ball any type of sports. I guess the blacks were picked and left you lames sitting on the bench.
  • Do you know what n**ger means? It is a very old term that originally had nothing to do with being black. It means ignorant, and you my friend epitomize the meaning of the word. Therefore, you are a n**ger!
  • Actually you are wrong. It derives from Portuguese slave traders from the word "negro" which means black. "Google" it.

    Race has nothing to do with this guys actions, if it was a white guy what would you say? Pure ignorance was brought up by the person who brought up race.
  • Do you know what n**ger means. Simply put, it is a very old word that has nothing to do with being black. It means ingnorant and you epitomize the meaning of the word.
  • What a shame to see a talented individual who was given the breaks in life in order to succeed - and then implodes. He is only shooting himself in the foot by creating an image that no respectable coach would want on his team no matter the talent level. It would be difficult for a coach to accept this behavior from LeBron James nevertheless from Renaldo Blackman.
  • I guess the Philippine Basketball Association are so hard up for American basketball players that you can almost get away with anything.

    Before 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, he wasn't ever a starter (came off the bench)when he played college basketball at the University of South Carolina and after 1 year, applied for the NBA draft.

    The "one and done" college basketball disease that produces inferior professional players.

    That's why he fizzled out in the NBA and will probably do the same overseas.

  • I know its cliche-ish, but "You can the a racist out of the ignorant, but you can't take the ignorance out of a racist.

    Go down to the "ghetto" and say that, instead of typing it from your mom's basement.
  • Thank You FlameMePlease...Excellent Post.
  • he can't he's not able to leave his house without parental supervision.
  • Limester that was funny! Good one that made my day.
  • I guess most of you assumed that the "N" word meant N**g*r. Does that make YOU the racist? No, it makes you an A$$ for assuming. FYI: I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. I also would like to mention that she's African American.
    When we got married she was a negro, and I was a white boy. Then she turned black, and I became whitey, then she became an African American, and I became a caucasion. Sometimes we laugh about the changes, but one thing never changed, we still love each other because we didn't let bigotry control our lives, and we kept our sense of humor.
    Oh, and by the way, I take offense to all of you who call me a racist...check the mirror.
  • That young man needs to be fired permanently from playing basketball again. I think that people who play sports and get into a fight, they need to be fired and never play again. Especially those overseas who play soccer. Innocent people lose the lives over that game. Anybody that can take a GAME so seriously needs help.
  • It is a shame that racism came to play here. The thing is that I quit watching pro basketball years ago when Sprewell choked his coach and got a fine of $10K. 10K to these guys is a quarter to you and I. Pro basketball players have and do get away with anything they wan to get away with. They are spoiled punks. White and black alike. A white BBall player, (forgot his name) just lately trashed his house after he lost it and was evicted. They are overpaid chumps. They play BBall all their lives and that is all they no. They get a scholarship that everyone else pays for and then skips out of college as soon as the all might dollar yells at them. Uneducated idiots, damn near all of them. Once in a while you get a nice guy but they are then ridiculed. In these days and times it is almost a sin to be a good guy in pro sports. Nothing will happen to this idiot and that is why I quit watching Pro BBall. Pro football is next on my list. More and more of them are only about the dollar. Flacko got a huge deal and said he just wanted to get the respect he deserves. I never got respect for how much money I made. It was for being a good man, a good father, a good husband and a good man.
  • ZLOCO1,

    Stop critizing people for wanting to earn a buck. These players have a short window to make that kind of money, and I don't blame them in the least for taking advantage of it. When their career is over they can go back to school and not have to worry about student loans. Why are people always bashing those who have more? It's a very jealous response that has been endorsed by our government and media. Your taught that if you work hard you can achieve your goals in America and live well. Today when you achieve those goals your called a selfish prick and couldn't possibly be a decent human.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

Marc Trestman: Benching Jay Cutler could revive QB's career

Rob Gronkowski jokes about Tom Brady saying he's grown up

Rajon Rondo traded to Mavs for three players, picks

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Washington Post has perfect description for Titans-Jaguars

Wilbon angry at DC for not supporting Wizards

Urban Meyer says Tim Tebow still wants to play in the NFL

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

Chris Christie defends being a Cowboys fan

Celtics co-owner: 2024 Olympics would be 'boon for Beantown'

Extremely rare set of Air Jordan 7s selling for $45,000

Five reasons why Alabama will win College Football Playoff

Hugh Freeze proud of Ole Miss’ record 2.57 team GPA

Youngstown St. addresses Bo Pelini's profanity-laced rant

It's been almost 40 years since NFL's last untelevised game

The NHL has finally fined a player for diving

Ben Roethlisberger: Le’Veon Bell is having an MVP season

Jim Harbaugh comments on the reported offer from Michigan

Michael Jordan's college Converse shoes sell for $33,387

Week 16 NFL game watchability rankings

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Chicago Bears are the Monstrosity of the Midway

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

If you’re an Oakland Athletics fan, you’re probably wondering when the drain of talent from your roster will end. It’s not stopping today – the club has reportedly traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres. Minor league pitcher Seth Streich will also head to San Diego in the deal, while Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez are going to Oakland. Source: the A...
Via The Outside Corner
6 hours ago

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

The Dodgers are not happy with San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller over the way the Matt Kemp trade unfolded. The Dodgers and Padres agreed to a trade with Kemp as the centerpiece exactly one week ago. Despite the agreement, the trade was not officially completed until late Thursday because of supposed concerns regarding Kemp’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago

Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

LONDON — Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday’s match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online.   The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the “aggravated breach” of its discrimination rules. Balotelli uploaded...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago

Marc Trestman: Benching Jay Cutler could revive QB's career

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman on Thursday stepped to the podium for the first time since the announcement that quarterback Jay Cutler had been benched for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Trestman mentioned, as head coaches announcing such a monumental — if not necessary — decision are wont to do in these kind...Read More The post Marc Trestman: Benching Jay...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago

Rob Gronkowski jokes about Tom Brady saying he's grown up

FOXBORO, Mass. — We’ll take Tom Brady’s word for it that Rob Gronkowski has grown up on the football field. The New England Patriots tight end proved that he’s still an overgrown teenager during his appearance on “Top Chef” Wednesday night, however. Gronk doesn’t seem very convinced by Brady’s comments either. “I grew up a lot,” Gronkowski said laughing. “I’m...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago

Rajon Rondo traded to Mavs for three players, picks

Rajon Rondo is headed to Dallas. After a 24-hour span of heavy negotiations and rumors, the Boston Celtics have finally agreed to a trade involving their franchise point guard. ESPN SportsCenter says the Mavs are sending Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks to Boston in return for Rondo and Dwight Powell....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago

Washington Post has perfect description for Titans-Jaguars

"I am writing sentences about this game because our word processing system doesn't have poop emoji" pic.twitter.com/YOozhG1lJI — Neil Irwin (@Neil_Irwin) December 18, 2014   The typewriter could never master something as intricate and complex as the poop emoji.  That’s one way to describe what is statistically speaking the worst primetime game this century.  And Washington...
Via Awful Announcing
12 hours ago

Wilbon angry at DC for not supporting Wizards

The Washington Wizards are out to a fast start with an 18-6 record and 13-2 at home. With this record, you’d fans would be flocking to the Verizon Center to support their team. However, on Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, the attendance was well short of a sellout and that has ESPN’s Michael Wilbon seeing red. Wilbon called out DC fans during an appearance on Tony Kornheiser’s...
Via Awful Announcing
14 hours ago

Urban Meyer says Tim Tebow still wants to play in the NFL

Tim Tebow hasn’t played professional football in nearly two years, but the former Florida quarterback, unsurprisingly, wants another shot.  The current ESPN college football analyst was in Columbus on Wednesday, speaking to his former coach’s College Football Playoff-bound team. During his visit with No. 4 Ohio State, Tebow spent some time with Urban Meyer. The 50-year-old...
Via College Spun
13 hours ago

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

This Sunday, NFC South rivals New Orleans Saints (6-8) and Atlanta Falcons (5-9) will battle for a potential division title. A game that could eliminate Atlanta from playoff contention with a loss. Saints’ cornerback Keenan Lewis had a rather morbid and blunt take on the upcoming game (via NFL.com). We’re definitely gonna give them their funeral. Even though Lewis seems...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.