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Scottie Pippen

Felony Assault Suspect

After Alleged Knockout

6/24/2013 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Scottie Pippen
is officially a suspect in a felony assault with a deadly weapon investigation ... after allegedly knocking a man out in Malibu last night.

TMZ broke the story ... 47-year-old Pippen was at Nobu when he got into a fight with a man outside the restaurant, and allegedly knocked him out cold with a punch to the face.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tells us ... Pippen has since been named as a suspect in a report for assault with a deadly weapon -- the deadly weapon being his shoes. We're told Pippen repeatedly kicked the 50-something-year-old victim when he was down.

As one source put it, "He beat the f*** out of him."

According to witnesses, the fight started after the alleged victim approached Pippen for an autograph. We're told Pippen said no, and something happened to set off the fight.

A family member of the alleged victim tells us, he was released from the hospital this morning with broken teeth, a swollen mouth, as well as back and head injuries.

Pippen's attorney had no comment.

FYI: Pippen was on the original Olympic Dream Team in '92 and retired as the Chicago Bulls' 2nd all-time leader in points, assists, and steals.

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16.

Josh    

savage behavior does not bode well in the representation of his race.

383 days ago
17.

jarrollin    

That's the last time that guy requests an autograph, I bet.

383 days ago
18.

Lynn M    

On the surface, this doesn't look too good for Pippin. How do you claim self-defense if the man is on the ground? It will be interesting to see if there is more to this story. However, if the initial story holds...what a stupid thing to do over an autograph.

383 days ago
19.

CLINT    

Please scotty Pippen. Come beat the **** out of me. I need the money.

383 days ago
20.

Joao    

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department...
Enough said.

383 days ago
21.

KicksandGiggles    

Pippen has a right to say no. The guy probably got teed off and said something foul and Pippen lost it. So stupid. When will folks have a little self control? Think of your $$$ and walk away.

383 days ago
22.

Adam    

I figured it was because someone asked him for a tip.

383 days ago
23.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Everybody PLEASE FUT THE SHUCK UP!

383 days ago
24.

meme8933    

I'm sure it's more to this story Pippen not gonna just beat the man down like that for nothing, this is not like him.

383 days ago
25.

Rhubino    

So he stomped him a few times while he was out cold? I hate that BS "fighting". Throw the book at Pippen, set an example.

383 days ago
26.

D    

Wow. Used to love him when he played for Portland. Seems out of character, but what do i know?

383 days ago
27.

Toilethead    

Douchebag.

383 days ago
28.

Hipster1212    

Someone just made a million bucks

383 days ago
29.

Riggz1    

i bet he wishes he signed the autograph now

383 days ago
30.

Tracy Walker    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSet6htnVcQ

383 days ago
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