go to MSN.com
Found March 11, 2013 on Gamedayr:

Via Gamedayr:

Last Friday, Renaldo Balkman took out his frustrations by choking a teammate during a basketball game. It was an embarrassing move for the former NBA player and one that has cost him the ability to play basketball in the Philippines.

Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Chito Salud released a statement on Monday regarding the decision (via The New York Times):

Salud said he took into consideration Balkman’s past record as a player, which included a head-butting incident during a FIBA-Americas game between his Puerto Rico side and Venezuela.

“I also took into consideration Balkman’s evident disregard for local and the host country’s sensibilities highlighted by his choking act on-court in full public view of his own team mate who was trying to pacify him,” Salud said.

“I do encourage passion for the game but I also want to firmly instill a culture of accountability among our players. If one does something that violates the rules and the norms of sportsmanship and decent behavior, he will be made accountable.”

Balkman has also been fined 250,000 Philippine pesos ($6,100) for his transgressions on the court.

The Times reports that no details on whether or not this is a lifetime ban have been released.

More from Gamedayr:
3 Comments:
  • He is an embarrassment to professional sport and the punishment is appropriate. He should not play basketball anywhere!
  • No wonder he is playing overseas, I just hope David Stern has seen this and doesn't allow this thug back in the NBA. He looks like an angry person who has a big chip on his shoulder.
  • If he does that to a team mate what would he do to a girlfriend or wife.This guy is out of control he needs help.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

PBA Bans Renaldo Balkman From League

Despite issuing an apology and being backed by his teammates and coach, Renaldo Balkman has been banned for life and fined $250,000 by the PBA for choking his teammate during a game last Friday. According to GMA News: Petron Blaze Booster import Renaldo Balkman has been banned from the league and hit with a P250,000 fine, PBA commissioner Chito Salud announced Monday. Such was theâ€...

Elton Brand: Perfect Fit for the 13/14 Knicks

With the New York Knicks roster almost certainly set in stone for the 12/13 season, the GM in me looks ahead at July 1st and the beginning of the free agency period. I am early I realize that, but the Knicks have some glaring needs and it is never too early to do some scouting for your franchise. The Knicks most glaring needs for the 13/14 season are two specific positions. Back...

Amar’e and the Knicks Dilemma

The love for Amar’e Stoudemire is undeniable, but the Knicks have been burned 2 years in a row now with his injuries. They need to have an alternate plan for the future at PF. Amar’e is not going anywhere folks! So don’t think anyone will trade for his contract, not gonna happen. As a franchise they put all their eggs in 1 basket, you would of thought after last years injuries...

Amare Stoudemire Could Miss Six Weeks With Knee Injury That Needs Surgery

NEW YORK – Amare Stoudemire needs surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss six weeks, a stunning blow to the New York Knicks as they chase the Atlantic Division title. Stoudemire, who had been playing well off the bench, will have the procedure to remove tissue within the week, the Knicks said Saturday before their game against the Utah Jazz. Stoudemire missed the first...

Knicks State of the Union: Stoudemire Out 6 Weeks

By, Kenneth Teape – Knickswag Contributor Throughout the season the Knicks have struggled with injuries, having their planned rotation from training camp play together very few if any games at all this season.  Amar’e Stoudemire missed the first eight weeks of the season after having a debridement procedure on his left knee; Iman Shumpert did not return until mid-January after...

Carmelo Anthony Says Doctors Can’t Tell Him What is Wrong With His Knee

I am sure this is going to make Knicks fans feel great, knowing that their medical staff has no idea what is going in with Carmelo’s knee. Melo returned to the lineup last night against the Warriors and like the rest of the Knicks, was terrible,  he had this to say courtesy of Pro Basketball Talk. But he also dropped a little bombshell beforehand when asked what the team doctors...

Knicks Sleepwalk Through Loss To Warriors in Disappointing Fashion

Without Carmelo Anthony nor Amar'e Stoudemire healthy enough to hit the hardwood for them, the Knicks still managed to win their fair share of ball games last week, despite not exactly having sufficient go-to options on offense.J.R. Smith may represent a dominant scorer or sorts, but the fact remained that the Knicks would have to rely upon a more balanced effort if they truly...

New York Knicks: Mike Woodson Must Be More Careful With Carmelo Anthony

By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Editor of HoopStuff Carmelo Anthony came back Monday night against the Warriors, after missing three games with a knee injury. He might as well have stayed in a suit, as they lost the game by 29 points, in a pathetic  92-63 shellacking by Stephen Curry and company. Anthony played 34 minutes and scored a modest 14 points, on 4-15 shooting and grabbed...

'Melo, Chandler out vs. Clippers

Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler won't be playing for the New York Knicks against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Coach Mike Woodson announced the decision after the Knicks arrived at Staples Center for their afternoon game. Anthony is the NBA's second-leading scorer this season, averaging 27.5 points. Fluid was drained from his right knee recently. He left in the...

Smith Jr. 'Shocked' by Syracuse Offer

Syracuse continues to recruit the midwest hard. They've recently offered Mount Carmel High (IL) 3-star defensive tackle Enoch Smith Jr. and he discusses the offer with CuseNation.com inside.

Carmelo Anthony Says His Knee Won’t Be 100% For the Rest of the Year

The good newsm is that it isn’t as bad as Amare’s knees. Melo is just going to have to fight through it.  If the Knicks want to get out of the 1st round of the playoffs, for the first time since Hammer was hot, they are going to need Melo playing at a high level. Mind over matter. Carmelo Anthony said the knee hasnt been 100% since Christmas and probably won’t be for the restâ...

Knicks-Nuggets Preview

Carmelo Anthony simply won't recognize these Denver Nuggets - even though he had just about everything to do with the makeup of their roster. The New York Knicks visit the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night in Anthony's first trip back to Denver since forcing his way out of town more than two years ago in a blockbuster trade that reshaped both franchises. The only familiar...

Afternoon Delight: A replacement for Gary Tanguay has been found

Good news Celtics fans, we've found a replacement for Gary Tanguay! Tanguay makes Celtics pregame shows, halftime shows, and postgame shows almost unbearable to watch on CSNNE. His opinions completely change depending on who else is in the studio. If Tommy is there than Tanguay is saying how much he loves Rondo. If Felger or Shaughnessy are there, he's bashing Rondo. His...
Knicks 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!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lawyers: McKayla Maroney was underage in hacked photos

Porn.com has removed alleged underage nude photos of Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, who was a victim of the massive celebrity photo hacking scandal, TMZ reports.  The gymnast’s lawyers fired off a letter to the porn site saying Maroney, 18, was underage when the nude photos were taken. They ordered the site to take down the pictures. They did.  
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
2 hours ago

Tracy McGrady considering NBA comeback

Tracy McGrady is considering a comeback to the NBA. McGrady worked out with Kobe Bryant this summer in California to test the preparedness of his body. "Yes, I was working out with K.B. to get in shape and see how my body feels," McGrady told Yahoo Sports in an email Tuesday night. Bryant and McGrady worked out three days a week for a stretch of August. At least two NBA...
Via RealGM
3 hours ago

Pete Rose honored by team, gets number retired

It’s been more than 28 years since Pete Rose stepped into a batter’s box, but on Tuesday night, baseball’s hit king was part of a publicity stunt that would have, no doubt, made the late-Bill Veeck roll his eyes. Rose was invited to take the field for the Florence Freedom and serve as base coach and, you guessed it, even stride up to the plate at the game’s leadoff hitter...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 hours ago

Tom Brady: 'When I suck, I'll retire'

Some NFL players just don’t know when to hang them up. Take Brett Favre as an example. The Packers legend could have gone out on top after 16 seasons in Green Bay, but instead decided to “unretire” several times in less-than-memorable stints with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t hit retirement age yet, but he’s...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago

Wes Welker suspended four games for amphetamines

Wes Welker has been suspended four games for using amphetamines, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news on Tuesday about the Denver receiver, who is entering his second season with the Broncos. Welker has been dealing with a concussion suffered in the preseason, but he had been cleared to return to practice […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago

Report: Cowboys looking to add Michael Sam to practice squad

The St. Louis Rams cut defensive end Michael Sam at the NFL’s 53-man roster deadline Saturday, but Sam might find a new home soon. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Dallas Cowboys are “doing research” into the plan of signing Sam to their practice squad. #Cowboys spent today calling players, gauging reaction to signing Michael Sam. They’ll have him in...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago

Jim Irsay suspended six games, fined $500K by NFL

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been suspended six games and fined $500 thousand by the National Football League. This punishment comes on the heels of the eccentric owner pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Iray was arrested on DUI and drug possession charges early this past offseason.  Colts owner Jim Irsay suspended 6 games...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago

Yost: Royals may have caved under pressure of large crowds

Less than a week after Ned Yost ripped Kansas City fans for not showing up to games when their team is in a pennant race, the Royals manager wondered over the weekend if playing in front of such a large crowd was an issue for his players. The Royals lost a couple of crucial games […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago

Jim Harbaugh says domestic violence won’t be tolerated

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is sending a very hard message to the players on his team, and it doesn’t hold well for the future of Ray McDonald. McDonald was arrested on domestic violence charges on Sunday, and his head coach has a no-tolerance policy for domestic violence. Harbaugh told KNBR that he […]
Via Full Scale Sports
12 hours ago

Manning, Gase will not be punished for April Alabama visit

The Denver Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning and offensive coordinator Adam Gase will not be fined or punished for an April visit to the University of Alabama, reports ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. The Broncos were informed that they would not be punished early in training camp. Manning and Gase had gone to Tuscaloosa in early April and met with Alabama coach Nick Saban.  But the...
Via Sports-Glory
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.