HoopsHype Scottie Pippen rumors

July 5, 2013 Updates

In late June, it emerged that NBA great Scottie Pippen was involved in a fight at a Malibu, Calif. restaurant that left a man unconscious, having to be taken to the hospital via an ambulance. That much of the story is fact, but the details beyond that are unclear. Although Pippen left the scene after the incident, he did later talk with police. Later, it was reported that the man in question had been harassing Pippen for an autograph, at one point calling him the N-word. Not many new accounts of the incident have emerged since then, but TMZ has obtained the phone call between police and the 911 operator who received the initial call. In the phone call, the operator says that the “suspect fled” the scene. NESN.com

June 27, 2013 Updates

Scottie Pippen's brawl with a fan outside Nobu in Malibu was totally unprovoked -- so says Scottie's alleged victim, who tells TMZ, he never ONCE said the n-word ... and simply asked for a photo. The 48-year-old -- who didn't want to be named -- tells us, he first spotted Scottie inside the restaurant on Sunday while waiting for a table. TMZ.com

June 25, 2013 Updates

Investigators said a violent argument broke out after an autograph-seeker took photos of Scottie 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. New York Daily News

“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. “Scottie is very upset about the way this has been portrayed.” Several witnesses described the fan as intoxicated, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. New York Daily News

June 24, 2013 Updates

Former Bull Scottie Pippen turned himself over to police to be questioned about his involvement in a fight outside of a tony Malibu sushi restaurant over the weekend that sent a man to the hospital, officials said. Pippen had been at the Nobu Malibu restaurant on the Pacific Coast Highway when a fight broke out between him and the man around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County sheriff's office. "He came in to be interviewed, he's been cooperative," said Whitmore. Chicago Tribune

By Monday afternoon, Pippen had been questioned by police and was cooperative, said Whitmore. Pippen was allowed to leave without being charged, said Whitmore. "Mr. Pippen will not be arrested, there's more here than meets the eye," said Whitmore. Chicago Tribune

Scottie Pippen has just been arrested for felony assault ... TMZ has learned. 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.com

Pippen allegedly brutalized an autograph seeker outside Nobu restaurant Sunday night. The man was knocked out after Pippen allegedly punched him in the face and kicked him repeatedly. TMZ.com

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tells us ... Pippen has since been named as a suspect in a report for assault with a deadly weapon -- the deadly weapon being his shoes. We're told Pippen repeatedly kicked the 50-something-year-old victim when he was down. As one source put it, "He beat the f*** out of him." TMZ.com

Turns out Scottie Pippen doesn't need Michael Jordan to win after all -- 'cause the NBA legend KO'd a guy in Malibu last night ... TMZ has learned. Here's what we know ... 47-year-old Pippen was outside Nobu in the 'Bu when he got into a fight with another guy. TMZ.com

June 17, 2013 Updates

Derrick Rose didn't deserve to be criticized by fans for sitting out the entire 2012-13 season while rehabbing from a torn ACL in his left knee, Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen said. "I was kind of surprised people turned on him knowing the difficulty of Derrick's injury," Pippen said at Nike's pro-am basketball league at Whitney Young High School on Saturday. "No one can justify what he's going through. No one can make his decision as to when to get back on the basketball court. I thought he took a little bit of a hit for it. ESPN.com

June 16, 2013 Updates

Former Bulls’ great Scottie Pippen joined Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist. Before the festivities were formally unveiled, the three spoke to a select group of some 70 local high school players from 20 different area schools Saturday morning. Pippen’s story as a lightly-recruited role player and former team manager who wound up at Central Arkansas whose emergence keyed the Bulls’ six championships served as a tale worth emulating. “I think what I tried to stress is the feel good confidence of taking part in something like this,” Pippen said. “You don’t have to be a superstar. You can be that ninth, 10th or llth man, and still work and try to get something out of it.” Chicago Sun-Times

June 15, 2013 Updates

Dan asked if he would ever suit up in practice. “I'm not going to suit up in practice,” Kidd said. “Even if we're shorthanded. And I'm not going to have the uniform under my suit.” Dan also asked Kidd who he thought the best point guard of all time is. He immediately said John Stockton and followed him up with Magic Johnson. Here is Kidd’s all-time NBA team: PG: John Stockton SG: Michael Jordan SF: Scottie Pippen PF: Tim Duncan C: Shaquille O’Neal Dan said “no LeBron?” Kidd said that he could play LeBron at five. The Dan Patrick Show

June 7, 2013 Updates

Rodman believes his best Bulls team would easily defeat James' Heat. "It would be no contest. The Heat has better talent than we had, but we had smarter players," Rodman said. "That's the only thing we had, smarter players. ... I would take Bosh out of his damn game easy. That's not even a problem. And how would Dwyane Wade match up with Scottie Pippen? Really? And Scottie Pippen would guard LeBron easy. And how are you going to cover those two guys (Jordan and Pippen)?" ESPN.com

June 5, 2013 Updates
May 21, 2013 Updates

Alonzo Mourning: Scottie Pippen Said LeBron Would Kick Michael Jordan’s Ass. This is where we are in sports: Former athlete gets asked a question about LeBron vs. Jordan, because LeBron is the NBA right now. Former athlete (in this case, Alonzo Mourning) answers to the laughter of everyone. Was he joking? Maybe. Was he serious? Maybe. Could Scottie Pippen have actually said this? Who knows. And who cares? (Obligatory plug of Pippen’s wife, Larsa.) The Big Lead

May 20, 2013 Updates
March 15, 2013 Updates

Rivers has taken to comparing Bradley to the likes of Scottie Pippen, Derek Harper, and Alvin Robertson, with Michael Jordan's former running mate his favorite parallel. "It's like Scottie Pippen -- when you played the Bulls, you were praying that, 'I hope he guards the other guy tonight,' " explained Rivers. "Because [Pippen] was one of those guys that could guard the 1, 2, or 3. And you were hoping, 'OK, I hope [he guards the other guy].' I mean, how rare is it that you want Michael to guard you? Over Scottie. "And I'm thinking that's Avery, and even Courtney [Lee]. Courtney's a good defender as well, but they're probably thinking, 'I'll take him over him.' And [Bradley's] feet are so good. I mean, he stays in front of the ball, he gets up into it, and it's big for us. He's really making us a better defensive team." ESPN.com

January 9, 2013 Updates

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