Published by on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:00 am.
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Fresh off his second trip to North Korea this past Saturday, former pro baller Dennis Rodman announced plans to organize friendship basketball games between the U.S. and North Korea.
After working out an agreement with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, Rodman says the first game will be January 8, on Kim’s birthday and the second game will take place on January 10.
The former Chicago Bulls star nicknamed the controversial leader “The Marshall” and told a press conference crowd on Monday, “the marshall told me, ‘we want people to come here because we are not a bad country.’”
Rodman says he will return to North Korea December 14 to train local players who will compete against Americans and he’s even agreed to train the North Koreans for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio.
But first thing is first, back to those US-North Korea friendship b-ball games. The former Celebrity Apprentice star promises that the American team will be a star-studded event. He says basketball stars from his era, like Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen will be on the team.
Maybe the State Department might want to start taking Dennis Rodman seriously?
Published by on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:00 am.
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As more details in the recent Scottie Pippen fan beatdown story comes to light, the more the altercation makes sense.
Sources close to Pippen say that the middle-aged fan that got attacked by the former Chicago Bull star instigated the incident by being drunk and overly aggressive. The man harassed Pippen with questions and even sat at his table inside Nobu Malibu while he dined with friends.
Scottie later agreed to take a photo with the man outside the restaurant, but the fan continued with his belligerent behavior and demanded an autograph. When Pippen refused to give out his John Hancock, the man pushed Scottie, dropped the N-bomb and spat at him.
Onlookers say Pippen flew into rage when the spit landed on his young daughter, which is completely understandable. Apparently the police also agreed. Even though the victim suffered injuries to his face, head and back, Pippen was still not arrested after he spoke with authorities.
Finally, justice served…cold.
Published by on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:00 am.
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Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen has become a suspect in a Malibu, California brawl. The NBA icon was reportedly involved in a scuffle outside the Japanese restaurant, NOBU, where one of the parties involved was sent to the hospital.
According TMZ, the incident started when the alleged victim approached Pippen for an autograph. After Pippen said no, a heated exchange ensued which set the stage for the battle between the basketball champion and the autograph-seeker. While Pippen suffered no injuries, a relative of the victim said the victim was released from the hospital this morning with broken teeth, a swollen mouth, as well as back and head injuries.
As per one source, Pippen, “beat the f*** out him,” allegedly knocking him unconscious with a punch to the face. According to a report, Pippen, afterward, repeatedly kicked the 50-something-year-old victim when he was down. As a result, The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Pippen was named as a suspect in a report for assault with a deadly weapon (his shoe).
Although Pippen did leave the scene, he soon contacted police, who decided against arresting him after the call. Their will simply be an investigation…. and a warning: don’t ask Scottie for his Hancock — if you get out of pocket you might get cold cocked.