By & by Jess Cohen | Thu., 14 Feb. 2019 7:26 AM Share Tweet Email James Devaney/Getty Images That was close!Regina King was almost tackled by NBA star Joel Embiid on Wednesday night. The Oscar nominee was sitting courtside at Madison Square Garden to watch the New York Knicks take on the Philadelphia 76ers when she got the surprise of a lifetime. During the game, Embiid went after a loose ball and ended up running right into the crowd. Luckily, instead of plowing right into King, who happened to be sitting there, Embiid was able to jump over the actress.Embiid actually landed on statistician who was sitting at a table beside King. Thankfully, everyone was OK after the impact. Read Regina King Challenges Hollywood to Achieve Complete Gender Equality After Winning First Golden Globe Ever After seeing video footage of the loose ball moment, King took to Twitter to write, “Yoooo. Thank you God and @JoelEmbiid for your athletic abilities. Crisis averted.”Embiid later liked King’s tweet. Yoooo. Thank you God and @JoelEmbiid for your athletic abilities. Crisis averted 🙏🏾 https://t.co/LLTtzECuV4— Regina King (@ReginaKing) February 14, 2019 “It’s good that I saved her life, I guess, but someone else had to, like, take that,”… Read full this story
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