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 like this clip that has over 670,000 views:
Balkman has now issued an apology (Big Lead Sports):
“I, Renaldo Balkman, would like to apologize to my
teammates, the fans, the entire Philippines Basketball association, and the
entire Perton Blaze Boosters organization. I would especially like to apologize
to Arwind Santos and his family. I would never intentionally inflict harm on
another human being, especially a teammate who I respect deeply.
My behaviors, during a very intense moment of a heated game,
game as a surprise even to me. It is not in my character to react physically in
any situation ...