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Scottie Pippen

Beatdown Victim Spit at Me

Called Me the N-Word

6/25/2013 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Scottie Pippen
's claiming he attacked a fan in Malibu this weekend in self-defense ... after the man called him the n-word and then spit at him.

Sources close to Pippen tell us, the middle-aged man who got his ass kicked by Pippen outside Nobu Sunday night was a drunk, overly aggressive fan who had been badgering Pippen for attention all evening ... beginning inside Nobu, where Pippen was eating with friends.

At one point, we're told one of Pippen's dinner guests went to the bathroom ... and the man sat in the guest's place ... continuing to pester Pippen with questions. We're told Pippen bit his tongue and politely asked the man to leave.

After the meal, we're told Pippen agreed to take a photo with the man outside the restaurant ... but the man continued to be aggressive, demanding an autograph as well. Pippen refused and we're told that's when the man dropped the n-bomb, shoved the NBA legend, then spat at him.

Sources close to Pippen say he lost it when the spit landed on his young daughter -- and Pippen flew into attack mode.

As we reported, the alleged victim was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital with severe injuries to his head, face, and back. Pippen has since spoken with authorities and he was not arrested.

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Riggz1    

he shouldve handle it differently...he shouldve had the manager of the establishment he was eating at handle the situation...via the police or security

450 days ago
17.

Shoozie    

If anyone spit at me and it got on one of my kids, the spitter would be deceased!

450 days ago
18.

Riggz1    

the man may have deserved a smack or two but pippen may have made up the n word allegation...i know when i got into a fight at school i always made myself look like the victim lol he has people to help him with the press..

450 days ago
19.

james    

so f'n tired of everyone claiming racism. Stop being so damn thin-skinned and be a man you pieces of s**t. Guess what, not everyone likes everyone. Get over it and man up instead of crying racism. And to that end. if you want respect, stop calling each other ni**a as a sign of respect from your peers but rasicm from others. Pathedic as hell.

450 days ago
20.

hank hill    

If this is the way it truely happened he is lucky it was Scottie and not me. Spit on his daughter?!?

450 days ago
21.

EWS    

You spit at me and it lands on my daughter, your ass will get beat down as well. If that's the story, SP gave him what he deserved.

450 days ago
22.

Riggz1    

also pippen messed up his case for self defense cause he kicked over and over while he was down...he shouldve just left him knocked out...

450 days ago
23.

Michell    

So you whip a lil violence on him. Much better to take the high road. Call the cops and charge him with spitting on you. Violence is never the answer!

450 days ago
24.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

I used to like Scottie, but kicking hi in the head while he's down seems like attempted murder, all for a little saliva from a drunk guy, IF in fact the guy really spit. So all you "rah rah go Scottie" fans, be careful what you cheering for. He should have pressed charges for assault if the guy spit on him.

450 days ago
25.

JoeyBing    

Is it possible for a black celebrity to get in an altercation that "DIDN'T" involve the dreaded "N-Word"?

450 days ago
26.

Arcadia Rink    

TEAM SCOTTIE!!!

450 days ago
27.

Dobby    

Wow that word really is the best excuse this week, isn't it? It's just a stupid word. It won't prevent you from getting sued after this. But if it's a good excuse, well then by all means...

450 days ago
28.

SC Girl    

The perfect excuse!

450 days ago
29.

Trigga31    

Has a black person ever unjustly commited a crime against a white person? Now all you have do is lie and say they called you the same name you and your unemployed homies called each other for the last two hours and you can get out of it

450 days ago
30.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

yeah, of course he did, Scottie, of course he did...

Wonder how long it took SP to come up with THAT excuse. Are they taught that as children?

450 days ago
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