Scottie Pippen: No Little People Were Harmed in the Making of "Midgets vs. Mascots"

I always thought Scottie Pippen was the bland middle of the late-'90s Bulls: Michael Jordan was transcendent and had mass appeal, while Dennis Rodman was eccentric to a fault. But who would have thought it would be Pippen, not Jordan, appearing in films after his career? And who would have thought a story involving Little People would be one about Pippen, not Rodman?

Yet, somehow, Pippen is the one issuing a press release about his role in the movie "Mascots vs. Midgets." No, really:

⇥"Given the recent controversy surrounding Gary Coleman, the fact that I've been repeatedly asked questions about my small part in the movie 'Midgets vs. Mascots,' and a related video posted online which shows me being assaulted by a group of Little People, I want to clear up any misunderstandings. â‡¥

⇥"In 2008, I agreed to play a cameo role in a movie titled 'A Tribute to Big Red' (now titled 'Midgets vs. Mascots'). My role was scripted, and the first two scenes went off without any problems. During the third scene, I was told that four Little People, along with actor Gary Coleman, were going to become angry with something I said and storm off as the scene ends. Instead, they basically attacked me, with Gary Coleman apparently climbing on a chair behind me to hit me over the head with a phone (twice). â‡¥


⇥"A short fight ensued before I heard the film's director yell 'cut.' As I recall, some of the Little People were laughing as the director explained that the scene was 'sort of like an episode of the TV show 'Punk'd.'' At that point, I left quickly without a clear understanding of what was going on. â‡¥


⇥"As for the Little Person who claims he was injured in the attack, I really don't think I caused the injury or can be held to blame. To the best of my knowledge, there is no action being taken against me, nor am I pursuing any action. For the record, I have never seen the movie and, in hindsight, wish I'd not been involved with it. I simply wanted to make clear my role and position as I understand the movie is coming out soon. I will not be answering any further questions regarding the film."⇥

So, Pippen was apparently in an on-camera fight with Little People ... who were supposed to be angered by what he said in a scene ... but instead fought him ... and one of them may have gotten hurt ... though Pippen has not been charged with anything ... and Gary Coleman was in the hospital. Is that clear for you?

Good. Feel free to go watch a short clip (some NSFW language) from the movie as I figure out how to scrub my brain.

(HT: Ball Don't Lie.)


This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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