Scottie Pippen may have lost a step or two from when he dominated the basketball court during his NBA career, but the 47-year old will still put his paws on you if you get him angry. An unidentified man found that out the hard way Sunday, June 23.
According to TMZ, Pippen and another gentleman got into an altercation outside of Nobu restaurant in Malibu, California last night. Once fists started flying, Pippen emerged the winner and his opponent was taken to the hospital.
By the time police arrived the 6'8 Pippen had left the scene. Details are still emerging. We'll update you as more information becomes available.
Pippen is now being sought for felony assault. Police say Scottie repeatedly kicked the 50-year old victim while he was down.
"He beat the f*ck out of him," a witness told TMZ.
The incident started when the man approached Pippen for an autograph. The former Chicago Bull declined, sparking an altercation between the two.
The victim's family says he was released from the hospital with head injuries, a swollen mouth, broken teeth and back injuries.
TMZ reports that Pippen has turned himself in to Malibu police. He's being booked for felony assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.
Pippen was questioned by Malibu police and released. Earlier reports that he had been arrested were not accurate. Video of him leaving the police station is below.