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No To Thugs and Goons.

Post by skyscraper on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:06 pm

No To Thugs and Goons.


The PBA’s decision to ban Renaldo Balkman was the right thing to do. The league does not condone violence and it showed that it had the cajones to act sternly on such disgusting violations. This will not be about being biased as a foreigner; the act of choking your own teammate cannot be accepted in any kind of sport. He not only attacked teammates, but also his coach and referees. They are all part of the PBA and should be considered an attack on the league itself. It was an unprovoked act of violence and if he were given a second chance, the PBA would only portray itself as a league that cannot make its own decisions and easily swayed by public opinion. This current PBA leadership has proven itself time and again to have been able to mete out fair judgement to any case be it trades, referee and player suspensions.

You also cannot compare this to the Arboleda incident a few years back; of course attacking a fan is never right but he was also provoked using harsh words and threats to his family. Arboleda was banned for a year without pay (he’s only lucky because of his current stature as part of the family) if that happened to another player I don’t think any other PBA team would have signed him again. Most importantly, that was another time and another group of leaders of the PBA. A different time, a different situation. Who knows what would have happened if that incident occured under the PBA’s current leadership.

Attacking a player let alone your own teammate is downright thuggish. Professional players are role models to the youth. Condoning that means that’s its ok to keep a violent, borderline crazy player only to generate more money because the people will be waiting on his next meltdown. There is no room for thugs or goons in basketball. It’s a sport we all love and should be respected. Balkman should know that. There’s a reason why he’s not in the NBA and obviously it is not about his talent.The PBA’s decision to ban Renaldo Balkman was the right thing to do. The league does not condone violence and it showed that it had the cajones to act sternly on such disgusting violations. This will not be about being biased as a foreigner; the act of choking your own teammate cannot be accepted in any kind of sport. He not only attacked teammates, but also his coach and referees. They are all part of the PBA and should be considered an attack on the league itself. It was an unprovoked act of violence and if he were given a second chance, the PBA would only portray itself as a league that cannot make its own decisions and easily swayed by public opinion. This current PBA leadership has proven itself time and again to have been able to mete out fair judgement to any case be it trades, referee and player suspensions.

You also cannot compare this to the Arboleda incident a few years back; of course attacking a fan is never right but he was also provoked using harsh words and threats to his family. Arboleda was banned for a year without pay (he’s only lucky because of his current stature as part of the family) if that happened to another player I don’t think any other PBA team would have signed him again. Most importantly, that was another time and another group of leaders of the PBA. A different time, a different situation. Who knows what would have happened if that incident occured under the PBA’s current leadership.

Attacking a player let alone your own teammate is downright thuggish. Professional players are role models to the youth. Condoning that means that’s its ok to keep a violent, borderline crazy player only to generate more money because the people will be waiting on his next meltdown. There is no room for thugs or goons in basketball. It’s a sport we all love and should be respected. Balkman should know that. There’s a reason why he’s not in the NBA and obviously it is not about his talent.

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Re: No To Thugs and Goons.

Post by neljimz on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:21 pm

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