Fort Lauderdale resident and NBA legend Scottie Pippen was grilled by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators today in Malibu, Calif., after the beatdown of a man who asked Pippen for an autograph last night in a sushi restaurant.
No arrest was made, but word is there’s much more to the story: Pippen, Gossip Extra hears, went to town on the dude after he made off-color comments about his wife, ex-reality TV star Larsa Pippen, who was also at the eatery.
The incident shocked several of the six-time NBA champion Pippen’s friends that Gossip Extra spoke with today, mostly because Pippen is known in South Florida as a sweet, even-tempered guy.
“We hear that the man who asked him for the autograph also mouthed off about Scottie’s wife,” a Pippen confidante tells me. “She always dresses pretty provocatively, and there are times Scottie is hearing about it. I know that bugs the hell out of him.”
Scottie Pippen became an NBA superstar as Michael Jordan‘s sidekick during the Chicago Bulls’ six championship seasons.
Former model Larsa, meanwhile, was on the cast of The Real Housewives of Miami‘s first season but was bounced because audiences found her impossibly boring.
She does shine on red carpets, however, after squeezing into duds that usually want to burst open.
The Pippens have been in L.A. for three weeks.
Larsa twittered photos of the family at the L.A. Zoo, Universal Studios and several parties.
Larsa also stopped by BFF Kim Kardashian‘s hospital room last week to meet Kardashian’s new baby.