Former Knick Renaldo Balkman Banned For Life After Choking Teammate in Philippines
You can’t go Spreewell over in the Philippines without there being some consequences for your actions. Renaldo Balkman is finding that out the hard way.
For initiating threatening physical contact with a referee followed by a prolonged, offensive, belligerent if not aberrant on-court decorum directed toward game officials and his Petron team mates and superiors, including the head coach and assistant coaches, amounting to a blatant and utter disrespect for the game, his own ballclub, the League, the fans and his host country, import player Renaldo Balkman is hereby meted the following penalties :
Ban from playing in the Philippine Basketball Association; and,
A fine of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP250,000.00).
Only hope not for Balkman is asking Manny Pacquiao for a pardon.