Ex-NBA player Balkman chokes teammate during game – VIDEO


balkman-chokeReleased from his second go-round with the NBA’s New York Knicks last year, former first-round pick Renaldo Balkman finally caught on with a team in December.

He signed with the Petron Blaze Boosters of the Philippine Basketball Association, and has apparently been playing well. But in a game tonight (time differences and all), Balkman melted down.

Renaldo Balkman and Latrell Sprewell have one thing in common: Neither is playing in the NBA anymore.

They now have a second thing in common after Balkman flipped out and tried to strangle a teammate during an altercation.

Balkman was arguing with a referee during a game in the Philippines’ pro basketball league when teammate Arwind Santos tried to intervene.

Balkman did not take kindly to the interruption, and the two players began shoving each other before Balkman reached for Santos’ throat.

According to local reports, Balkman has a date with the commissioner on Monday to decide his punishment, and his future with Petron is very much in doubt.

Balkman played for New York Knicks and Denver Nuggers during his NBA career.

He appeared in 221 NBA games (12 started), averaging 4.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg in 13.9 minutes per contest.

Below is a video of what happened during the game when Balkman lost control.

 

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