Friday, March 8, 2013

Video: Former NBA first round pick Renaldo Balkman goes irate during game

Former New York Knicks first round pick Renaldo Balkman snapped during a Philippine Basketball Association game Thursday night.

Balkman, who currently plays for the Petron Blaze Boosters, was set off by a non-call late in the affair against the Alaska Aces. Watch as the forward gets in the face of three officials as coaches and teammates attempt to cool him down.

At one point, Balkman puts his hands on the throat of one of his own teammates. Eventually, a spectator, who announcers believe is a friend of Balkman, emerges from the crowd to calm the NBA bust down.

The 28-year-old turned pro in 2006 after a standout college career at the University of South Carolina. The Knicks selected him 20th overall in that year's draft.

He played with the Knicks through 2008 until he was traded to the Denver Nuggets. Balkman was reacquired by New York in 2011 in the blockbuster deal which included Carmelo Anthony.

On Feb. 17, 2012 Balkman was released and then signed with Petron last December.

Via The Big Lead

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