It was already a rap for the Alaska Aces (83-73) when Petron Blaze's import Renaldo Balkman had his meltdown over a non-call by the referees.
The series of actions went so odd, as he pushed assistant coach Biboy Ravanes, went to the ire of the three referees, shove Ronald Tubid and even ended up choking Arwind Santos
To PBA fans, this is the first of any kind that has happened, especially an import doing it on his own teammates.
Rey Balkman started a Twitter fury that raged up to midnight, most calling the Petron management to find another import that would replace the "BULOKMANIMAL" as they would say with even of ABL imports like Gabe Freeman. It was also reported that Rey apologized to all his teammates, even to Arwind's mom, Arcelli, and wife Ivette Gavieres-Santos.
But for SMC Sports Director Noli Eala, he has stood firm that Rey would stay as the former NBA cager gave them 5 wins.
Does he deserve to stay put?
Update: PBA Commissioner Chito Salud has summoned Balkman to the PBA office, while Snow Badua tweets that the faith of Balkman now lies at San Miguel Group President/Chairman Ramon S. Ang.
[via News Bits Online]