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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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91.

chiefstinkyfinger    

Pippen is lying!

429 days ago
92.

Dom The Mover    

scottie, hands off, your a big man, walk away, now your gonna pay, its not worth it, but you'll find out the hard way, and how old are you

429 days ago
93.

BushBro001    

In America, you should have the right to get your ass beat if you want to. It's not a lifestyle choice I subscribe to, but everyone should have the legal right to get a whooping if that is what they want and/or need. If you decide you want a whooping, that is your choice and not the responsibility of anyone else. It's not mandatory to assist anyone requesting or behaving a in a way as to suggest a desire for a beat down, but if a good samaritan hears your request and chooses to comply with it, that certainly shouldn't constitute a crime. Dude was asking for it, maybe not in the most direct manner, but his behavior more than suggested that he certainly wanted a beatdown. The cops should listen to what happened and if it is determined that the person clearly wanted the beatdown, then there shouldn't a crime here as getting a beatdown should be a legal right. Thank you Scottie for helping the man out. You made his night. An autograph can fade. The emotional scars and public humiliation of this kind of thrashing will last a lifetime.

429 days ago
94.

BushBro001    

Common sense should also be applied to these situations. If a man spit on your daughter, an ass beating is totally warranted and understandable. We should have a legal system where a cop doesn't have to shake his head disappointed that he has to arrest someone on a technicality.... We should be able to apply logic and reason to the application of the law. A little loophole of interpretation. Sometimes our behavior carries consequences. Do we need the law or government involved in every situation? Sure, the guy was put in an ambulance, but only someone with a strong subconscious desire for punishment, or a mental illness would approach a 6'7 black man, let a lone a famous elite athlete, and use racist words and provoke an altercation. Every white person should know, the last person you say the N word to is the 6'7 black guy than can inflict serious damage. It is illegal to hit a pedestrian with a car. If an idiot runs onto a busy highway because he has a death wish, should this be a case of vehicular homicide? No. It's an idiot that got run over! If a jack ass interrupts Scottie Pipen's dinner, gets belligerent with him while taking a picture, tries to provoke a fight, uses the N word, spits on his daughter.... Dude had it coming. No crime.

429 days ago
95.

Az Heat    

What a liar! I love how how black people use that defense all the time! Just like Katt Williams!

429 days ago
96.

uliar    

never liked him

429 days ago
97.

Truth    

WHY DO ALL BLACK PEEPS PULL THE N-CARD?? EVERY TIME THEY AT FAULT THEY SAY THE OTHER PARTY USED THE N-WORD.WTF?? CANT WAIT TO HEAR THE OTHER DUDE'S ACCOUNT. #TRUTH!!

429 days ago
98.

4reallikecomon    

White dude had a lil too much pouridge

429 days ago
99.

princessavenger    

I read he was holding his 4 year old when the guy spit. Spit at my kid....this guy is lucky he's got ANY teeth left.

429 days ago
100.

wtf    

yet another black celebrity with zero impulse control and violent behavior. typical.

429 days ago
101.

Tiffany    

I think Scottie did what was appropriate, this man was obviously over stepping by interrupting the dinner. Scottie was not on the court, he was having a private dinner with family and friends and spit? was is this guy, in the 3rd grade? And spitting on his daughter? OMG if that happened in our family, that spitter would be in ICU after spitting on my daughter! Not too mention Scottie does not have a bad reputation, so this sort of behaviour is not something we read about all the time, he is a good family man.

429 days ago
102.

hammonator62    

Something sounds fishy about Scottie's story. If a drunk man is harassing me while eating supper with my family and proceeds to take a seat when one of my guests goes to the bathroom, management would be notified and I would expect he would be thrown out ESPECIALLY if I have my small child with me. Now, if what Scottie said is true, the guy needed an ass whopping!! I do not believe in laying hands on a person unless defending yourself or your family and when a person spits on you, that is considered assault and you are justified of using enough force to keep him from doing it again, ie..knocking his dumb-ass out!!! But, like I said in the first sentence, something smells fishy...

429 days ago
103.

lynda    

And he did this in front of his daughter?? Another hood athlete Scotty so disappointed. Don't you have people to take are of things like that???

429 days ago
104.

patsfan4life    

Just like I said in the first post regarding this, the guy was running his mouth off. I would've done what Pippen did too especially if my kid was present

429 days ago
105.

dapedo    

he played the race card to justify a beating id use it if i was black

429 days ago
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