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Balkman gets ‘chance for ‘redemption’ with Alab stint

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:43 PM January 01, 2018

Puerto Rico’s forward Renaldo Balkman reacts during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Croatia vs Puerto Rico at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on September 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER

As Renaldo Balkman looks to restart his career in Philippine basketball, the Puerto Rican international brings along lessons he learned five years ago when he was still in the PBA.

“Thankful for another opportunity to do what I to do,” said Balkman, who will suit up for Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League, in a message reposted by team owner Charlie Dy on his Instagram account.


“Five years to the day I did something that I regret and I learned a valuable lesson from it.”

READ: Balkman returns to Philippine basketball as Alab import 


Balkman was banned for life from the PBA after he shoved game officials and teammates Ronald Tubid and Arwind Santos when Petron faced Alaska on March 8, 2013.

The former New York Knick then choked Santos in a heated display of frustration as the 2013 MVP tried to pacify the situation.

“Always remember to keep your composure and to be the best role model you can be, now I finally have a chance for redemption.”

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