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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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31.

spliffsmommy    

how bout' the black community stops using the ''n'' word and then everyone else would probably stop too? its thrown around like a pet name and affectionate moniker that it doesnt have the shock values it once held.just ban it from music and movies and everyday conversation and watch the word die away.

430 days ago
32.

Bell    

Don't believe that for a second. Charge him!

430 days ago
33.

Nobrows    

That changes everything. If someone spit on my child they would be lucky if all they needed was a doctor. Would have helped to have this information sooner, TMZ.

430 days ago
34.

Joe    

While the guy seems like he deserved it, Pippen could have taken the high road and ignored the him entirely. The guy was a drunk mess, why escalate to violence. Pippen should have kept his cool and ignored the drunken fool.

430 days ago
35.

Michael    

IF this account is accurate, the accuser got what he deserved. I am inclined to believe Scottie's version of events since he has stayed relatively trouble free (criminally) for quite a while.

430 days ago
36.

leslie    

I'm sure this man deserved to get his ass kicked. Most people probably would've done it sooner.

430 days ago
37.

kitnplayn    

Stupid to lose your cool and lay a violent beating on someone in front of your daughter. A real man would hold his temper and teach his daughter how to respond to justice.

430 days ago
38.

maintboy    

all Americans have the right to defend them selves and family from all enemies foreign and domestic bravo you are a real American THIS WELL DEFEND

430 days ago
39.

hank hill    

TMZ should change the title, drop the N word stuff and put about spit on his daughter

430 days ago
40.

Toilethead    

He probably deserved it.

430 days ago
41.

piratesrule8    

Spat not spit. Saying spit on me to describe being spat on makes you sound like a mongoloid.

430 days ago
42.

LunarJunk    

A well derserved ass beaten.

430 days ago
43.

Spicy mag    

Hope this is true, and the guy got a well deserved beat down.

430 days ago
44.

1luv    

You can tell the racist in here. They concentrate on the word and not the facts. This drunken fool spit on his child.He is lucky to get just that small beating b/c the cops would still be trying to pull me off his ass if it happened to me.

430 days ago
45.

str8edgewriter    

Waited a few days too long to play the race card. I thought all blacks knew to pull it out immediately .

430 days ago
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