Scottie Pippen — Felony Assault Suspect After Alleged Knockout

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Scottie Pippen
is officially a suspect in a felony assault with a deadly weapon investigation … after allegedly knocking a man out in Malibu last night.

our sources broke the story … 47-year-old Pippen was at Nobu when he got into a fight with a man outside the restaurant, and allegedly knocked him out cold with a punch to the face.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Pippen has since been named as a suspect in a report for assault with a deadly weapon — the deadly weapon being his shoes. We”re told Pippen repeatedly kicked the 50-something-year-old victim when he was down.

As one source put it, “He beat the f*** out of him.”

According to witnesses, the fight started after the alleged victim approached Pippen for an autograph. We”re told Pippen said no, and something happened to set off the fight.

One of the alleged victim”s family members tells us, he was released from the hospital this morning with broken teeth, a swollen mouth, as well as back and head injuries.

Pippen”s attorney had no comment.