July 12, 2013 |
Scottie Pippen is being sued for $4 million by a 49-year-old man who said he was physically attacked by the NBA Hall of Famer at a Malibu restaurant last month. The suit alleges that Camran Shafighi asked Pippen for a photograph for his girlfriend's 12-year-old son but instead got a “brutal and unjustified physical attack” that included being spit on in the face, shoved and punched so hard he ended up on the ground and later in the hospital with a head injury. “At no time did or could Mr. Shafighi physically provoke or fight back, as he was knocked unconscious with the first blow,” the lawsuit said.
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July 11, 2013 |
Attorneys representing a man who said he was the victim of a "brutal and unjustified physical attack" by Scottie Pippen filed a $4-million lawsuit Thursday against the former NBA All-Star in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Camran Shafighi, 49, suffers from headaches, nausea, breathing difficulties and other ongoing medical issues as a result of an altercation involving the luxury car business owner and the former Chicago Bull great, said...
June 26, 2013 |
SHANGHAI - Basketball-crazed countries around the world tuned in to see the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in a tense Game 7 of the NBA Finals last week. Now, league officials are hoping audiences in China, its largest international market, will soon be enthralled by a different kind of hoops drama: a 3-D sci-fi basketball movie featuring some of the NBA's top names. The $10-million film, "Amazing," features New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, Lakers center Dwight Howard and former Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen in supporting roles and had its world premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival last week.
June 17, 2013 |
Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen thinks that some fans have been too hard on point guard Derrick Rose. Rose sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last May and missed the entire NBA season while rehabilitating the injury despite being medically cleared to practice in five-on-five situations in mid-February. He received a lot of criticism for not returning after his doctor gave him the go-ahead. "I was kind of surprised people turned on him knowing the difficulty of Derrick's injury," Pippen told reporters at Nike's pro-am basketball league at Whitney Young High School in Chicago on Saturday.
June 7, 2013 |
Dennis Rodman apparently isn't that impressed with Miami Heat superstar LeBron James. “If LeBron was playing in the late '80s or early '90s, he'd be just an average player," Rodman said in an interview with Dan Patrick aired Friday on "The Dan Patrick Show. " The Hall of Fame rebounder thinks that the level of play in the NBA isn't what it used to be when Michael Jordan was king. “If Michael played today … really? If he played the game today at 28 years old, he would average 40 points a game, probably more,” said Rodman, who won three NBA championships playing alongside Jordan in Chicago.
September 20, 2012 |
Talk about the Lakers surpassing the Chicago Bulls' record-setting 72 wins from the 1995-96 season pops up nearly every year. It then quickly evaporates, either through the media losing interest or the team avoiding the topic. But with the Lakers boasting four future Hall of Famers in their starting lineup, such talk has emerged again. It's come from none other than the unpredictable Metta World Peace. In seasons past, the Lakers either quietly talked about this goal or shied away from it completely.