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Renaldo Balkman loses cool, banned

Updated: March 12, 2013, 11:33 AM ET
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Former NBA player Renaldo Balkman has been banned from the professional basketball league in the Philippines for grabbing a teammate around the neck during a game Friday.

The former New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets player also has been fined about $6,100 (250,000 Philippine pesos) over the incident, Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Chito Salud said in a statement on Monday.

It was not immediately clear whether Balkman's ban is permanent.

Balkman, who was playing ...

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