Crisis averted - Leaping Embiid avoids collision with actress King

By Nicholas McGee 14 February 2019 132
Crisis averted - Leaping Embiid avoids collision with actress King

NBA games at Madison Square Garden are known for attracting celebrities to the best seats in the house.

But Oscar-nominated actress Regina King ended up playing a larger role than she anticipated as the New York Knicks hosted the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Indeed, King was fortunate not to find herself on the receiving end of a collision with star 76ers center Joel Embiid.

King was in the front row as Embiid chased down a loose ball in the third quarter. However, as he charged towards the crowd in an effort to keep the ball in play, Embiid helped avert a nasty incident as he the seven-footer showcased his athleticism to leap over King and into the stands.

Speaking after the Sixers' 126-111 victory, Embiid said: "It's good that I saved her life, I guess, but someone else had to, like, take that. I'm sorry about that."

And King was quick to express her gratitude to Embiid, writing on her Twitter page: "Yoooo. Thank you God and @JoelEmbiid for your athletic abilities. Crisis averted."

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