Watch the harrowing moment Regina King defied injury as an NBA player hurls himself at her head

James Devaney/Getty ImageRegina King at the New York Knicks game.
  • Regina King was almost injured as an audience member at a New York Knicks game Wednesday.
  • The 48-year-old actress was sitting in the front row at Madison Square Garden as the Knicks played the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • At one point during the third period, 76ers player Joel Embiid leaped into the crowd to try and get the ball.
  • He managed to clear King’s head as she threw her arm up and tried to protect her face, but Embiid did end up hitting the MSG Network statistician sitting behind her.
  • “Yoooo. Thank you God and @JoelEmbiid for your athletic abilities,” King wrote on her Twitter in response to the video now going viral. “Crisis averted.”
  • Watch the terrifying moment below.

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