Not that it’s ever ok to resort to violence, BUT now this makes more sense as to why Scottie Pippen got upset and allegedly knocked out a “fan.” Yesterday there was some vague reports about what happened with Pippen getting into an altercation with a man in Malibu. Most said that the fan wanted an autograph and Pippen refused. Photographs were released of the man being taken away in an ambulance.
Well now we may have found out WHY Pippen went off on the man. IF this is the case, I can completely understand why Scottie did what he did. Spit on me and I’m punching you straight in your face (and it doesn’t end there)!
Report after the jump…
Via Nancy Dillon , Stephen Rex Brown AND Daniel Beekman at NYDN:
Retired hoopster Scottie Pippen was playing defense Monday after an encounter over the weekend with an autograph-seeker outside a Malibu, Calif. hot spot.
The former Chicago Bulls standout visited a sheriff’s station voluntarily after he was named as a suspect in a Sunday evening altercation at Nobu, a trendy beachside eatery.
Investigators said a violent argument broke out after an autograph-seeker took photos of Pippen, 47, and his family. The unidentified man was later taken to a hospital with a head injury, investigators said.
But a source said Pippen was the real victim. The fan started the tussle, spit on the ex-athlete and screamed the called him the N-word, the source said, adding that Pippen was holding his 4-year-old daughter at the time.
“Can you imagine, you’re out to dinner with your wife, your four kids and your mother-in-law, and someone calls you the N-word and starts to get physical?” the source said, calling the alleged victim’s story a “crock.” “When Scottie left, this guy had no injuries,” said the source.