Former New York Knick and Denver Nugget Renaldo Balkman may have found his way playing in the PBA, but he didn’t get lost in the lime light, this former 20th pick overall in the 2006 Draft, played 6 seasons in the NBA starting with the Knicks, then to the Nuggets and was part of the Carmelo Anthony trade that sent him back to the Big Apple after a year or so of being away to the Big Apple.
He then made his way here in the Philippines to play with the inconsistent and troubled team the Petron Blaze Boosters, leading them to 5 straight victories, he averaged about 39.6 minutes per game while amassing an impressive 28.17 ppg 12.83 rpg 2.5 apg 2.7 spg 2.83 bpg while adding 3.5 TOpg and 2.83 FPG just to add something, that is pretty impressive for an import proving his worth as an NBA veteran, but in this game, he was just limited to a lowly 6 points, frustrated by the Alaska Defense that is led by another NBA veteran in Rob Dozier, they frustrated Balkman that lead to this even. Pushing Assistant Coach Biboy Ravanes, team mate Ronald Tubid and an epic confrontation with Petron’s erstwhile leader Arwind Santos.
With this incident, this puts Petron back to square one, in my opinion it might only get worse, as this troubled team who once denied the mighty Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters of a Grand Slam almost 2 years ago by winning the Governor’s Cup only to be lost and never found its way back to PBA Title Contention. With all the controversy surrounding Petron, from a mild Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot and Jay Washington feud, we add this incident to the on going turmoil of the team. Perhaps Balkman had a bad day, or perhaps the maid caught him jacking off in the shower, we’ll never know.
Come Monday, the League commissioner will talk to Balkman regarding the incident. With that we open another topic to the on going saga that is called Petronovela.
PS: Credit Goes to InterAKTV youtube page for the video