« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Scottie Pippen

Beatdown Victim Spit at Me

Called Me the N-Word

6/25/2013 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0624_scottie_pippen_article_getty_2
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.

0625_victim_ambulance_ride_footer

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
276 COMMENTS

No Avatar
46.

SunnyAutumn    

He probably had a case of that internet courage and got his a-ss whooped. Good job Scottie. Put these people in their place.

300 days ago
47.

Ginger    

Spitting on his daughter it's on

300 days ago
48.

luckycat    

UNLESS THERE'S FILM PIPPIN IS LYING.IT'S ALWAYS NIGG.R AND DISRESPECT.PIPPIN GET A NEW GAME.I'D HAVE TO HAVE TANGIBLE PROOF TO BELIEVE SUCH CRAP.
SPORT FANS HAVE LESS THAN ZERO BRAINS!
NBA IS WORST!

300 days ago
49.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

I don't care WHAT the guy did, Scottie is an animal who must be caged, because he kicked someone's head in as they lay on the ground helpless.

300 days ago
50.

Coochiepoot    

the idiot got what he deserved. hopefully Pippen won't face too much trouble for this.

300 days ago
51.

mop    

way to go Scottie !

300 days ago
52.

Lynn M    

Let see. Pippin leaves the scene and then tells this story. Hummm...how old is his daughter and how come this info didn't come to light via the witnesses to the beating. Regardless of the words spoken, Pippin should have just called the cops on the guy. It is not self defense to continue kicking someone once they are down. Shame on police if they let him go. Sends the message that you can beat people just because they offended you.

300 days ago
53.

DeeMaree    

Spit on his daughter. This guy is lucky this is all that happened to him. TeamPippen

300 days ago
54.

Real n the field    

Hey TMZ why you not reporting on the Kenny Chesney "WHITE GHETTO" brawls that broke out all over his concert!!

Not One story on that huh...wonder why.

you love reporting on black musician, and if that was a "black" concert with the same magnitude of violence, and fights breaking out all over the concert you would fill the whole front page with it, and every post would be callng
blacks animals.

its much to obvious what good ole boys organization runs this news site.

300 days ago
55.

SOOO WHAT    

See this is why people get their asses kicked. This son of a bitch was totally out of pocket and I’ll tell you right now if a ****er spits on me let alone my kid I’m gonna **** that ******* up. It’s bad enough the bitch called him a ***** but then tried to spit on him and the **** landed on his daughter awe hell naw. He's really lucky he's not sipping water from his ******** right now instead of his mouth. Where do these ****wadds come from?
You go Scottie…. Pippin ain’t easy baby an in a case this you bitch slap a hoe foe sho!!!!! You GO SCOTTIE I’m with you 100%

300 days ago
56.

Duke    

Maaaaaaan it must be nice to be able to have that in your back pocket for a free get out of jail "card"! That is the most famous quote from a black man after he has been caught in a jam, I hope that the truth comes out and also that it will be reported as a made up excuse like all the others!!!! What a load of crap

300 days ago
57.

dontgivearatsass    

Some fans think they "deserve" to be acknowledged or more by the people they idolize. Its the "We make you what you are. Without us fans, you are nothing" mentality. While true to some extent, these fans should remember that the movie/sports idols are people too. If you threaten them (or God forbid their families), you might find yourself staring down the business end of a Glock (registered of course).

300 days ago
58.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Isn't it funny how everybody in the comments knows EXACTLY what happened? The sidewalk in front of that restaurant must have been pretty crowded with so many eyewitnesses standing around.

300 days ago
59.

Shades46    

I bet, somewhere in the middle, the truth lies.

300 days ago
60.

Mike    

So you were called the N-word and you decided that the best response was to prove the guy right? Oh well, what can you expect from a species with an average IQ lower than a German Shepherd.


No offense to any German Shepherds who might be reading is intended. Sit, Ubu, sit! ...Good dog!

300 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web