Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 4:02 pm  |  32 responses

Video: Renaldo Balkman Headbutts Greivis Vasquez

Things get slightly out of hand during a Puerto Rico-Venezuela game.

Here’s some footage of a little tussle that went down during Monday’s Puerto Rico-Venezuela game, when New York Knick/Puerto Rico swingman Renaldo Balkman headbutted Memphis Grizzlies/Venezuela guard Greivis Vasquez. Balkman was unsurprisingly ejected after the fight.

(H/T: Sportsgrid)

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  • Feez22

    Weakest headbutt ever.

  • Bill Sunday

    You are up by 23 and you decide to head-butt Vasquez for a hard foul. Take the high road and sink the 2 free throws man. Act like a professional for God’s sake. But then again you are a 56% career free throw shooter so maybe it was a good idea to try and get yourself tossed…. Garbage!

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    ive been watching a few of these international games & this play by play is THE worst o the planet. You can tell Gail Goodrich loathes having to talk with this moron.

  • John Frusciante

    Cut your hair Renaldo. You look like a woman. Soft-ass dude.


    Coño chico! Que te pasa, man?

  • David Moore

    This is not news. JMO

  • Jer Dawg

    It’s not like it was some flagrant foul. Why so mad? PR IS up a lot and it’s not like Greivis tossed him on the floor. It was a reach in arm grab, not a hack job. Renaldo Punkman.

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s Mane

    @Feez22 Balkman’s nose probably got in the way.

  • Addam

    Is that the shoe-bomber? I thought he was in Gitmo.

  • Wray

    Not exactly a proportionate response to what could only arguably be called a hard foul…

  • king

    he hit him with that nose lol

  • benni

    love the balkman flop!

  • mathis

    that was a soft foul, somebody should elbow Balkman in the nose next time just to see how he reacts


    Balkman would 100 percent get fouled harder than that at our saturday streetball game , one mate of mine SPLIT the other guys head open with an elbow , and we just took him to emergency , had some beers and laugh about it….BALKMAN is SOFT

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  • EtheKnickFan

    @skittles05– Soooo true. Just saw a pickup game in park last night. Players avg age 16-18. Young’un catches an elbow and dang near bit his tongue in half. Kid starts cryin……cause someone called his mom and she made him stop playin to go to ER. Kid wanted to finish the game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    I ain’t no punk, but if I d@mn near bite my tongue in half during a park game, I’m taking my azz home.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    And did anyone one see what happened to Edgar Sosa???? Yikes! I feel bad for that kid.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    I had to watch the video three times to see the ‘headbutt’. In Balkmans defence, Vasquez is annoying, just from watching him on tv. This coming from some one who likes his game, have done since he was at Maryland.

  • LA Huey

    I like Balkman’s tough guy act. Gets upset about a “hard foul”, headbutts Vasquez, flops off a shove, only to get back up so that he can yip and posture while there’s at least half a dozen between him and Vasquez. Krstic and the Bayi Rockets are rolling in their graves…

  • Ty Sharpe

    Its nit like he attempted to hurt the feable Grevi. The head butt was to let him know you cant hold me internationally or in the NBA. A fools perception is just that. “A fools perception”

  • fruizm

    whatsup with the commentator….his skills are weaker than the headbutt itself!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Allways liked Balkman, but don’t know why lol.
    “Headbutting” and than flopping is as ironic as it can get lol.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    And that Edgar Sosa vid is messed up…


    stupid balkman !

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Shout out to John Starks and Reggie Miller…
    And wrestling’s Junkyard Dog. lol

  • Kilo

    Extrremly dumb thing to do. If your gonna get ejected at least get a good headbutt in.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Balkman balked up and showed emotion, great. If only he could play this hard in the NBA, he could have been the next Ben “overpaided” Wallace. BOOK IT!!

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Did someone named after a Red Hot Chili Pepper tell someone else to cut their hair? This place is going to the dogs.

  • Will Lee

    commentator is gangsta: “Referee trying to keep it real” LOL

  • RunNGun

    Balkman to the Knicks/Heat. This tough guy can show A’mare Stoudemire or Chris Bosh a thing or two about being soft in the paint.