Scottie Pippen, who apparently whomped a guy's ass Sunday night, is claiming he attacked the "fan" in self-defense after being called the n-word and spat on.
The NBA Hall of Famer says he was outside Nobu in Malibu when the drunk, overly aggressive guy who had been badgering him all evening accosted him.
Pippen even agreed to take a photo with the man outside the restaurant, but the man continued to be aggressive, demanding an autograph as well.
Scottie says he refused, only to have the man drop the n-bomb, shove him and spit on him - and his young daughter, at which point he lost it.
The victim paid the price, as he was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital with severe injuries to his head, face, and back.
While authorities are investigating the altercation, initial reports that they arrested Scottie Pippen as a result of this were false. He was not arrested.
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