Found June 25, 2013 on
New details have emerged regarding the weekend altercation between former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen and an autograph-seeker that left the man hospitalized with a head injury.
The unidentified victim was inside a restaurant, Nobu Malibu in Malibu, Calif., taking photos as Pippen dined with his family Sunday evening, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Patrick Davoren said. When Pippen went outside to the parking lot, the man continued taking pictures and sought the Hall of Famer's autograph, Davoren said. An argument ensued that led to the violence, investigators said.
But on Tuesday the New York Daily News reported, citing a source, that Pippen may have been provoked by the alleged victim.
According to the source in the report, it was the fan who started the fight. The source said the fan spit on Pippen and called him a racial slur. Pippen was also holding his 4-year-old daughter at the time, the source told the Daily News.
The source went on to add that, "When Scottie left, this guy had no injuries. Scottie is very upset about the way this has been portrayed."
Even Pippen's lawyer, Mark Geragos, is considering a counter claim against the fan for assault and making a false police report, the source said.
Several witnesses described the fan as intoxicated, sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
Investigators were interviewing several witnesses on Monday to determine whether Pippen should be charged with assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.
"Right now it's under investigation," Whitmore said on Monday. "We have to interview everybody to find out what happened."
Several witnesses described the man as intoxicated, Whitmore said.
Nobu has been a Malibu mainstay for nearly 15 years and is frequented by celebrities.
The 47-year-old Pippen won six NBA titles with Michael Jordan and the Bulls, and in 1996, was named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Pippen is a special adviser to the Bulls' president and chief operating officer. The team declined to comment Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
NBA legend Scottie Pippen has been arrested for felony assault after he got into an altercation outside a Malibu, Calif., restaurant on Sunday night that resulted in a man being taken away in an ambulance, according to a TMZ report.
The 47-year-old Pippen, who won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, reportedly turned himself into authorities Monday afternoon in Malibu. TMZ reports...
Nobody screws with Mrs. Pip T…
According to reports, Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen got into an altercation at the Malibu sushi spot Nobu last night. Our source tells us the fight started over someone disrespecting his wife Larsa, and it appears Scottie Pippen knocked the fool out. Remember, Pippen played in the NBA in the 80′s, when you were actually allowed to foul.-TO...
NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen was questioned Monday about a fight this weekend involving an autograph-seeker. The unidentified victim was left hospitalized with a head injury after the encounter that occurred outside Nobu restaurant in Malibu.
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore claims Pippen is being cooperative, after the former Bulls star spoke to police for about an hour...
Here’s what we know so far: Scottie Pippen was out with his wife and family when an autograph seeker approached him at a Malibu, CA sushi joint. What was originally reported as an unprovoked attack has now been revealed to be something verrrrrry different. Apparently the 50 year old man spit on Pip, screamed at him and called him the N-word, which caused Scottie to, understandably...
While reports Monday claimed that Scottie Pippen was arrested for felony assault, that was not that case. The Bulls legend voluntarily contacted authorities after being named a suspect in a case in which he allegedly knocked out an ‘autograph seeker’ outside of Nobu, a restaurant, in Malibu Sunday night. Original reports said that Pippen knocked him out, left him with broken...
We reported this morning on the story regarding former Bulls star Scottie Pippen getting into an altercation on Sunday night, and beating a guy up outside of Malibu’s Nobu restaurant.
Well the details surrounding that altercation are coming out, and it could land Pippen in some hot water. TMZ is reporting that Pippen has been arrested, and turned himself in early Tuesday...
NBA legend Scottie Pippen is accused of beating up a man over the weekend after the two had an altercation in the parking lot of Nobu restaurant in Malibu. A man who was at the same spot allegedly was snapping photos of Pippen and his family at dinner. When Scottie got up to leave, the man followed him to the parking lot where an argument ensued that resulted in the unidentified...
According to TMZ, Bulls legend Scottie Pippen has turned himself in to the police after reportedly knocking out an ‘autograph seeker’ outside of Nobu in Malibu Sunday night and leaving the scene. TMZ reports the man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries which included broken teeth and a swollen mouth.
Scottie Pippen has just been arrested for felony assault.
So there's this. NBA legend and former Chicago Bull, Scottie Pippen spent part of his Monday in a Malibu, California police station answering questions over an altercation with an alleged autograph seeker.
According to TMZ.com, Pippen got in a confrontation with a man who asked him for an autograph. The report says Pippen punched the guy in the face, then...
Tweet Retired NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen was arrested Monday for felony assault, according to a report from TMZ: Law enforcement sources tell us, Pippen turned himself in to authorities in Malibu moments ago. He’s being booked for felony assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. TMZ broke the story … Pippen allegedly [...]
According to the New York Daily News, Scottie Pippen sent an unruly fan to the hospital by beating the mess out of him. Well, maybe not that intense, but reports [...]
NBA legend Scottie Pippen got into an altercation outside a Malibu,
Calif., restaurant on Sunday night that resulted in a man being
taken away in an ambulance, according to a TMZ report.
What’s the Haps for June 24th? A nice catch by dude with hot dog in hand, Urkel calls out writer on Twitter, Terry Bradshaw the Vegas star, and Scottie Pippen being questioned by Police for assault. The Links - Dude Catches Foul With Hot Dog In His Hand Forget can of corn… Jaleel White tells The post The Haps – 6/24: Terry Bradshaw Has A Vegas Show, Scottie Pippen Questioned...