HoopsHype Renaldo Balkman rumors
Renaldo Balkman's grandmother was born in Puerto Rico, which makes the Denver Nuggets forward eligible for the national team. But this fact wasn't too well known during much of Balkman's first four years in the NBA. "I just never told anybody,'' Balkman said earlier this week about his Puerto Rican heritage. "If you had asked me, I would have told you. Now, everybody knows. But before they never asked me.'' FanHouse.com
"My mom always told me I should go visit, and I finally did,'' Balkman said of going to the U.S. territory that plays under its own flag in international competitions. "And look at the outcome. I'm on the Puerto Rico team. ... When I went there the first time, it was a little different. Now, it's for our country, for our pride. But it was different at first.'' FanHouse.com
Renaldo Balkman stormed off the Puerto Rican locker room after losing against Greece and National Team's head coach Manolo Cintron said he was not happy at all. "He's demanding minutes and not giving anything in return. He has not played more because I don't think he has adapted well to our system. And he has been the most inconsistent player during practices. His attitude is not good. He left the locker room at the end of the game. That's not right," said Cintron. El Nuevo Dia
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