Regina King Narrowly Avoided Being Kicked In The Head At Knicks Game

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Sixers' Joel Embiid nearly injured the actress while trying to save a loose ball.
Sydney Scott Feb, 14, 2019

Regina King was nearly decapitated—we’re being dramatic, we know!— during a New York Knicks game Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

King was sitting court-side enjoying the game between the Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers. Little did the Golden Globe winner know that she would narrowly avoid being kicked in the head.

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Going after a loose ball, Sixers player Joel Embiid leapt into the crowd, where he came pretty close to giving King a kick to the head.

But there’s no bad blood between the two.

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King tweeted after the game, “Yoooo. Thank you God and @JoelEmbiid for your athletic abilities. Crisis averted.”

We thank God too that an icon is safe and all is well. Still, the Sixers won, 126-111.