After a balance test between banning former NBA Player and Petron Blaze Import Renaldo Balkman and letting him play for the rest of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has decided to ban the dynamic import from playing in the League.
Yesterday, we got the opportunity to hear the side of Balkman in AKTV Center. He shared the things that were running in his mind during the choking incident involving his own teammate Arwind Santos. He said that he was not in his usual self during those unfortunate moments. He apologized to the public especially to the family of Arwind and all the other persons directly involved. Balkman also stated that he’s willing to face the consequences of his actions.
Lo and behold, earlier today, the PBA Summoned Balkman. The whole Petron Team was with him. They all went to the Commissioner’s Office.
Sadly, the decision of the PBA was not in favor of Balkman. He was banned from playing in the PBA. He was also asked to pay a fine worth 250,000 pesos.
Petron will have to say Goodbye to Balkman.
Now, who will replace Balkman?
Mr. Rodney White is the rumored replacement of Balkman. He’s also a good player who can score at will and who can do a lot of things on the court.