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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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76.

Dmariejrzy    

He basically badgered him until he defended himself, so the man can sue! It's always about $$$$. Scottie should press charges first!!

454 days ago
77.

Brian    

I don't know if I buy this whole story. Nobu is a pretty big place. If the drunk was bothering Pippen he should have talked to his waiter and they could have had security get rid of the bum.

454 days ago
78.

Sid    

Where the hell were tmz photags?

454 days ago
79.

Sid    

Did Scottie go Trayvon Martin on him? Good thing the fan wasn't named Zimmerman.

454 days ago
80.

armyofpoets    

Turns out Pippen stomped on the man wearing a pair of Air Max '95's..

454 days ago
81.

LuCha    

Race card. Well played....not.

454 days ago
82.

Warren    

Pippin should had handled the guy when he sat at his table.

454 days ago
83.

Dr Dave    

Don't think this a race issue. If someone spit on my daughter they would be lucky to ever walk again. Hell if someone spit on my dog I would spin their jaw around. Pippen seems like a mild mannered guy and was pushed over the edge. I hate the race defense as much as the next person but not the case here.

454 days ago
84.

News Flash     

Oh gotta bring that up. Now everyone will be using it lol

454 days ago
85.

News Flash     

Looks to me like a racial hate crime.

454 days ago
86.

STFU    

Congrats to SP

454 days ago
87.

Davis    

What did you expect from this sister ? Instead of being a man she had to come up with lame excuse. I bet she swallows. You go girl. I will pimp you out and make money if I ever see you.

454 days ago
88.

notta    

And that justifies it? If someone come up and calls you a dirty mother ****in ****sucker do you have the right to beat the **** out of him? They're just words.

454 days ago
89.

derrick    

people shouldn't even go their. You're asking to drink through a straw. One rule. Be cool. That's it.

454 days ago
90.

Eric Anderson    

Scottie Pippen in the day would invite Michael Jordan to a high rise apartment suite and in the malay throw a small television at the man to catch, similar to throwing and catching a NBA basketball. In the process of catching the 12 by 12 inch television, MJ broke his chest rib on his left side.

454 days ago
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