Renaldo Balkman is most known from his days with the Knicks and Nuggets, but is now playing ball overseas. While playing in the Philippines, he recently made headlines for an incident involving a teammate that ultimately got him kicked out of that league.
But Balkman has landed on his feet and has signed with a team in Puerto Rico. He is on the road towards getting back to the NBA and would like to let his fans and prospective NBA suitors that he’s “not that type of person”.
I had the chance to chat with Renaldo for a few minutes recently, in my role as Media Relations contact for The Hoop Doctors, where he spoke about his NBA days, overseas and his quest at getting back into the league. This was actually his first interview since the incident in the Philippines.
Understandably, he didn’t want to go too much into detail about the Philippines incident, which was made clear to me prior to the interview, but it is addressed at the end.