File this under stuff you weren’t sure there was a rule for, but I guess it makes sense.
Ronaldo Balkman formerly of the Knicks and Nuggets has found his way down to the Philippine Basketball Association. That right there ought to tell you something. That’s worse than being traded to Cleveland, though close. I guess Ronaldo had some bad lumpia or got sick of being a foot taller than every other dude in the country and just went ballistic on the refs and eventually his own teammates. He wrapped his big ass fingers around the neck of one of them. I’m not a pussy about heavy contact in sports, but unless you got a safe word, strangling seems pretty felonious. So, the PBA today booted Balkman out of the league. But just for forever. So he can return after forever. Next stop, Peruvian Basketball Association. He can even keep the PBA hoodie.