Former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen turned himself into police Monday and was booked for felony assault after he allegedly attacked an autograph-seeker over the weekend, TMZ reports.
According to TMZ, Pippen, 47, got into an altercation with a man in his 50s who approached him to ask for an autograph outside Nobu restaurant in Malibu Sunday evening.
It was 1992 and they would be the first team of NBA stars to represent the United States in the Olympics. They would secure an 8-0 record on their way to the coveted gold medal, demolishing their opponents by an average of nearly 44 points. They were the original Dream Team. And now, in honor of their 20th anniversary, the NBA TV documentary The Dream Team gathers the players that coach Chuck Daly, who passed away in 2009, led to victory (including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Charles Barkley). "It was a moment, really, for the game of basketball," says then-assistant coach Mike Krzyzewski (head coach at Duke University and now also the head coach of the U.S. team going for gold at the London Olympics this summer). "You could feel just the aura, the power of the personalities and the talent. It made you feel that, wow, this may never happen again."read more
Charles Barkley hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time which could only mean one thing — Scottie Pippen now owes him $75,000! For his monologue, Barkley offered the real (and very simple) explanation behind five-month National Basketball Association lockout that just ended last month. "In a nutshell, the problem is — ever since I left — the NBA's been crap and everybody's broke. The end." Sir Charles also talked about looking "less gigantic" after losing 38 pounds on Weight Watchers. "Some of you might be saying, 'Charles, isn't Weight Watchers for ladies?' But I tell them, 'Shut up, Michael Jordan! ... And...read more