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Balkman leaves Alab, replaced by NBA G-Leaguer Nick King

Nov 07, 2019 - 11:49 PM

Just a week before the new ABL season unfolds, Alab import Renaldo Balkman begs off from team duties due to a 'family matter'

Renaldo Balkman. File photo from Alab Pilipinas

Renaldo Balkman returns to Alab Pilipinas for 3rd ABL season

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Alab Pilipinas taps former NBA player Renaldo Balkman anew in its bid to reclaim the ABL crown

Renaldo Balkman. File photo from Alab Pilipinas

PBA player agent Sheryl Reyes dies

May 11, 2019 - 8:27 PM

She was known for bringing in quality imports in the PBA, serving as agent for Justin Brownlee of Barangay Ginebra and Renaldo Balkman of San Miguel

GONE TOO SOON. Sheryl Reyes dies of cervical cancer. Photo from Reyes' Instagram account (@femaleagentsr)

Balkman on return as San Miguel import: 'I’ll be ready'

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Watching from the sidelines, the former PBA import says he's just out to support his Beermen 'brothers'

COMEBACK? Renaldo Balkman may be looking for redemption with the Beermen after his unceremonious quarterfinal exit with Alab Pilipinas in the ABL. Photo from PBA Images

Renaldo Balkman returns as Alab boosts ABL title-retention bid

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The do-it-all import will be teaming up with fellow Puerto Rican and 7-foot-3 PJ Ramos

CHAMP. Renaldo Balkman looks to bring in his championship pedigree for defending ABL titlist Alab Pilipians. Photo from ABL's official website

Joe Devance downplays shoving incident with Renaldo Balkman

Aug 03, 2018 - 11:28 PM

The Barangay Ginebra forward says he's sure there are no 'hard feelings' between him and the San Miguel import

KEY COG. Joe Devance puts up 18 points and 5 rebounds as Barangay Ginebra ties the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals at 2-2. Photo from PBA Images

Balkman break: SMB import gives back to Pinoy kids

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:02 PM

The Puerto Rican import plans to take a break from the heated 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals to visit the Alay Pag-asa Christian Foundation

SPREADING THE LOVE. Renaldo Balkman says he wants to give children something he did not have before. Photo from PBA Images

PBA hands down Game 2 fines; Santos flagrant 2 downgraded

Jul 31, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Three Beermen and two Gin Kings are fined due to an on-court scuffle in Game 2 of the finals

HEFTY FINES. Renaldo Balkman was one of the players who got slapped with a P5000 fine. Photo by PBA Images

PBA summons Arwind Santos, Renaldo Balkman

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:35 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial will talk to the San Miguel teammates for the late-game altercations in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

EJECTED. Arwind Santos questioned the disqualifying foul slapped on him in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

'Brothers for life' Brownlee, Balkman duke it out in PBA Finals

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman, the one-two punch in Alab Pilipinas' title run in the ASEAN Basketball League, will be on different sides this time

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Justin Brownlee (left) and Renaldo Balkman aim to lead their respective teams to the promised land. File photo from PBA Images

PBA title can be Balkman's perfect closure for choking incident, says Santos

Jul 24, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The Puerto Rican import looks to complete his unfinished business with the San Miguel Beermen

WINNING TOGETHER. Renaldo Balkman (left) and Arwind Santos can help give the San Miguel Beermen their 26th PBA title in franchise history. Photos from PBA Images

Fitting birthday gift for Balkman as San Miguel draws first blood vs Alaska

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:39 PM

The Beermen pull off a 92-79 win over the Aces in Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series on the day Renaldo Balkman turned 34

BIRTHDAY BOY. Renaldo Balkman has a double celebration in San Miguel's 92-79 Game 1 win over Alaska in their best-of-5 semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images

Renaldo Balkman wins one over 'brother' Justin Brownlee

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The two imports put on a show in a game that saw San Miguel hold off Barangay Ginebra in an overtime classic

DUEL. Renaldo Balkman goes up against Justin Brownlee for the first time in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Friends turned foes: Brownlee, Balkman headline Ginebra-San Miguel duel

Jun 03, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The ultra-talented imports vow to put on a show in a game pitting two of the league's most famous squads

BROTHERLY RIVALRY. Renaldo Balkman (right) says he considers Justin Brownlee as his 'brother.' File photos from PBA Images

Manuel game-winner tows Alaska past San Miguel in Balkman's PBA return

May 19, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Aces notch their 4th straight win while the Beermen remain winless in 3 games

Renaldo Balkman reunites with former team San Miguel in PBA

May 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Puerto Rican will have another chance to play alongside Arwind Santos

BALKMANIA. Renaldo Balkman might just be who the Beermen will need to turn around their 0-2 record. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Balkman back in Manila as Austria says import change possible

May 14, 2018 - 11:20 PM

If the Puerto Rican reunites with San Miguel, it will be the first time since 2013 that he will set foot again in the PBA

WINNER. Renaldo Balkman helps Alab Pilipinas win it all in the ASEAN Basketball League. File photo by ABL

From choker to champion: Renaldo Balkman wins back Filipino hearts

May 03, 2018 - 7:19 PM

No longer the temperamental player who shockingly choked Arwind Santos, the former PBA import redeems himself in the ABL

SECOND CHANCE. Renaldo Balkman says playing for a Philippine club team again is 'like a dream come true.' Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Trust me, it’s not over yet,' Balkman says as Alab targets bounce-back win

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The former NBA player wins ABL Defensive Player of the Year, but his team fails to defend home court

BIG THREE. Renaldo Balkman, Justin Brownlee, and Ray Parks vow to lead Alab Pilipinas to a road win. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Parks nabs 2nd straight ABL Local MVP, Balkman nets Defensive Player honor

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:29 PM

Sensational all season, Bobby Ray Parks Jr posts averages of 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists for Alab Pilipinas

CAPTAIN. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. embraces his leadership role. File photo from ABL Facebook page

Even after a 46-point explosion, Brownlee counts on Alab teammates

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:57 AM

'One man can't do it,' says the former Barangay Ginebra San Miguel import as Alab Pilipinas shoots for a 2-0 finals series lead

HERCULES. Alab coach Jimmy Alapag describes Brownlee's 44-minute performance in Game 1 as a “Hercules-type” effort. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Brownlee drops 46, ties Balkman's scoring record in Alab's Game 1 win

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:01 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas slips past Thailand's Mono Vampire to take a 1-0 lead in the ABL title series

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee teams up with Renaldo Balkman for 87 points. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Despite historic ABL win, coach Jimmy Alapag thinks Alab still 'far from sharp'

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Discontented coach Jimmy Alapag looks to do “a lot of homework” for Game 2 despite San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' groundbreaking victory over Saigon Heat in quarterfinals of ASEAN Basketball League

MY FAULT. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag faults himself for what he thinks was a lackluster game despite their victory over Saigon Heat in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals. File photo

PBA lifts ban on Renaldo Balkman

Mar 27, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The former Petron Blaze player, who was banned in 2013 for choking teammate Arwind Santos, can now return to the PBA

HE'S BACK. Renaldo Balkman gets the thumbs up from PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and Arwind Santos on his return to the PBA. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Westports Malaysia Dragons stun streaking Alab Pilipinas in ABL

Mar 04, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The heartbreaking setback ended the 8-game winning run of Alab Pilipinas

HALTED. Despite the presence of Renaldo Balkman, Alab Pilipinas slips in the Asean Basketball League. Photo from Alab Pilipinas Facebook

Renaldo Balkman wants to meet with Arwind Santos over lunch

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Balkman and Santos have let bygones be bygones

LUNCH? Renaldo Balkman will be looking for our local "Spiderman" Santos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Balkman, Brownlee power Alab Pilipinas to 3rd straight victory

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Alab Pilipinas avenges their lackluster performance against the Slingers in their last meeting

SPARK. Renaldo Balkman sparks the Alab Pilipinas offense in the second half. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Renaldo Balkman hopes for a second chance in the PBA

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Renaldo Balkman hopes to earn his redemption on the court, both with his play and his attitude

BACK IN THE GAME. Renaldo Balkman holds out hope that he can one day serve as an import again in the PBA despite being banned for a choking incident. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag kept his 3-year promise to bring Balkman back to PH basketball

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Jimmy Alapag first spoke to Renaldo Balkman about playing again in the Philippines at the 2014 World Cup. It came to fruition Wednesday in San Juan

RETURN TO PHILIPPINES. 'I’m still thanking [Alapag] because he kept his promise so I’ll keep my promise to him of winning a championship,' says Renaldo Balkman. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Renaldo Balkman comes up big in his Alab Pilipinas debut

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:20 PM

Balkmans shows what he is capable of in Alab's victory over the Dragons

PEACE. After his incident in the PBA, Balkman has gone one with his basketball career in peace. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balkman, Brownlee make immediate impact as Alab Pilipinas defeats Malaysia

Jan 03, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Alab Pilipinas ends a 3-game losing streak as Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman make their presence felt in the ABL

RETURN. Renaldo Balkman was victorious in his first game in the Philippines since being banned from the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Renaldo Balkman says he'll 'be the best role model' in return to PH basketball

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Balkman vows to start the new year right with Tanduay Alab Pilipinas

SECOND CHANCE. Renaldo Balkman says he 'learned a valuable lesson' from the choking incident that led to his ban from the PBA. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

Renaldo Balkman will return to PH basketball with Alab Pilipinas

Jan 01, 2018 - 2:50 AM

Balkman and Justin Brownlee will reinforce the Tanduay Alab Pilipinas team in the ASEAN Basketball League

BACK IN THE COUNTRY. Renaldo Balkman will try to redeem himself with Filipino fans in his first stint in the Philippines since being being banned from the PBA. Photo by Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP

Gilas faces injury-plagued Puerto Rico, Balkman for survival

Sep 03, 2014 - 5:14 AM

Gilas Pilipinas will face Puerto Rico in a must win game while confronting banned former PBA import Renaldo Balkman for the first time since his choking incident

BLAST FROM THE PAST. Renaldo Balkman of Puerto Rico pulls down a rebound. Photo from

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Puerto Rico

Sep 03, 2014 - 3:43 AM

Live updates on the FIBA World Cup Group B game between Gilas Pilipinas and Puerto Rico

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - Puerto Rico

Aug 27, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Take a closer look at the Puerto Rican national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in Group B of the FIBA World Cup

Team Philippines will have to tangle with Puerto Rico’s Renaldo Balkman, who is banned from the PBA for choking San Miguel’s Arwind Santos. Photo by Boris Vergara/EPA

PBA: No hero ball for Barako Bull import Dollard

Mar 09, 2014 - 7:46 PM

Despite averaging 44 5 points a game Barako import Josh Dollard says he s ready to do whatever the team needs him to do to win in the PBA Commissioner s Cup

CAN'T BREAK DOLLARD. Barako import Josh Dollard overpowers Rain or Shine's Ryan Arana. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The 2014 FIBA World Cup draw and what it means to PH

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo explains what the FIBA World Cup draw means to the Philippine team and their chances in Spain

LUCK OF THE DRAW. FIBA's Sport Director Lubomir Kotleba shows a result paper bearing the name of Argentina between former Costa Rican player Jose 'Piculin' Ortiz (L) and former Croatian player Dino Radja (R) during the FIBA Basketball World Cup official draw for the 2014 world cup in the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Rappler Newscast | March 11, 2013

Mar 11, 2013 - 8:55 PM

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Balkman banned from playing in the PBA

Mar 11, 2013 - 3:17 PM

PBA hands down a lifetime ban on Petron import Renaldo Balkman over choking incident

BALKMANIMAL. Petron import Renaldo Balkman strangles teammate Arwind Santos after frustrating loss to Alaska. Photo from PBA Memes Facebook page

PBA: Renaldo Balkman chokes Arwind Santos

Mar 08, 2013 - 10:10 PM

Petron import Renaldo Balkman strangles teammate Arwind Santos after a frustrating loss vs Alaska

BALKMANIMAL. Petron import Renaldo Balkman strangles teammate Arwind Santos after frustrating loss to Alaska. Photo from PBA Memes Facebook page

Rappler Fastbreak: Aces zap Bolts; Boosters manhandle Mixers

Feb 13, 2013 - 11:36 PM

Alaska zapped Meralco while Petron had a surprisingly easy time in crushing San Mig Coffee in Wednesday s PBA matches

Infographic: Meet the PBA imports

Feb 10, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Meet the imports of the 2013 PBA Commissioner s Cup Know their strengths and weaknesses as these towering cagers attempt to lead your team to victory