Salud: Balkman disrespected PBA, fans

Posted at Mar 11 2013 08:55 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2013 04:55 AM

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MANILA, Philippines – Petron Blaze import Renaldo Balkman has been banned for life from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after his meltdown last Friday that resulted in him choking teammate Arwind Santos.

In an interview on ANC’s Top Story, PBA Commissioner Chito Salud said Balkman, an NBA veteran, was disrespectful not just to the league but also to the fans and the Philippines as a whole.

The commissioner also called on PBA teams to be more strict when vetting their imports in the future and said that Petron may still appeal Balkman’s punishment. -- Top Story, ANC, March 11, 2013