Former NBA Player Renaldo Balkman Chokes Teammate in the Philippines (VIDEO)

After he was infamously drafted by the New York Knicks in 2006-’07, Renaldo Balkman bounced around the NBA for six seasons. He now finds himself hooping in the Philippines, and last night, Balkman choked one of his teammates. SPIN has the details: “Petron import Renaldo Balkman went wild near the end of a 73-83 loss to Alaska on Friday night, confronting referees, defying coaches, and choking teammate Arwind Santos in a chaotic ending that put serious questions on the former NBA player’s stint in the PBA. The game was all but over in the dying seconds when a frustrated Balkman lost the plot after a non-call on an offensive play late in the match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, confronting the referees and later shoving away Petron coaches and players who tried to pacify him. The 6-6 former New York Knick first have Petron assistant coach Biboy Ravanes a push, then later shoved Ronald Tubid as his teammate tried to get between him and the referees. When Santos stepped in and retaliated after being shoved by the import, Balkman completely lost it. He held the Petron star in a choke, reminiscent of the Latrell Sprewell attack on coach PJ Carlesimo during their chaotic days together at Golden State. Cooler heads finally restored order before Balkman walked to the dugout alone.”

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