Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/9/13

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, Balkman — who plays for the Petron Blaze Boosters — was upset with a non-call late in the game during a loss to the Alaska Aces. Balkman had attempted a hook shot with 26.7 seconds remaining and his team trailing by seven, and he felt that he had been fouled on the miss. That turned the former Knick into a bull in a china shop, as he moved toward the officials and shoved his own teammates when they tried to stop him. At one point, teammate Arwind Santos shoved Balkman back and Balkman responded by putting his hand on Santos’ throat. Someone wearing a denim vest eventually came out of the stands to calm Balkman down. Television announcers speculated the man may have been a friend. Balkman later took to Twitter to apologize for his spaz-out. I wld like to apologize to the fans, Petron Blaze, my teammates, the PBA and especially @tubidronald71 and @arwind029 — Renaldo Balkman (@R_Balkman32) March 8, 2013 I think it’s safe to say someone is a little frustrated with the way things have been going. We have seen players choke opponents before during altercations on the court, but putting your hand on a teammate’s throat is a bit more rare. Somebody get this man a cold shower. Video via The Big Lead Related posts: Renaldo Woolridge aka Swiperboy Makes ‘Teach Me How to Dooley’ Rap Video Rex Ryan Freaks Out, Rips Shirt During Preseason Game Against Texans (Video) Jameer Nelson Smacks Teammate

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