Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 1:04 pm  |  16 responses

Renaldo Balkman Issues Statement on Choking Teammate

If you missed former NBA player Renaldo Balkman choking a teammate on his new team in the Philippines, check it out here. As an apology, Balkman issued this statement through his publicist:

“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, came as a surprise even to me. It is not in my character to react physically in any situation and this is the first time I have ever behaved in such a manor. My actions were out of line and I am ready to fully accept any consequences for my actions. I hope that the Petron Blaze Boosters management will recognize this unfortunate situation as a slip up that will never happen again.”

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  • Sheed

    “Behaved in such a manor” lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    “Came as a surprise” lol. That’s what Chris Kaman said after Reggie Evans got him.

  • Psycho8

    well spotted, that publicist should be fired

  • t31

    I wonder what kind of house is big enough to house a basketball stadium.

  • LakeShow

    “Blaze Boosters”

  • spit hot fiyah

    humboldt blaze boosters

  • Chukaz

    By publicist they meant intern. You think balkman has enough money (or a need for that matter) for a good, real, professional publicist?

  • The Philosopher

    (The Mad Rapper)

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    what a fool

  • Max
  • roscoe

    Balkman should try MANNY PAC on if he enjoys bossing Filipinos around so much.

    Have some respect RB.

    Not good.

  • Phillip Rascoe

    Renaldo need to leave that Philipino heroin and weed alone! That dude lost his damn mind!!! And who was the short little dude that finally got him to snap back to reality? When you on that dragon,its always good to have a homeboy near to keep you together!! #neverseetheNBA again!!! hahahahaha

  • Ugh

    Yes, because if a sportsperson loses their temper it must be heroin, and if anything happens in the Phillipines it must be heroin.

    Seems like good logic. Bravo, idiot.

  • King David

    YES lol

  • jsg

    i see elephant in the room !

  • Phillip Rascoe

    Excuse me SLAM as I whip this out:
    Your mother is an idiot and your girl loves Olden Polynice! Kill yourself stupid!!