Regina King narrowly avoids catastrophe as NBA player crashes into crowd: Watch

Talk about a close call.

Regina King nearly got run over by a player while sitting courtside at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night to watch the New York Knicks take on the Philadelphia 76ers.

At some point during the third quarter of the game, 7-foot-tall 76ers center Joel Embiid was chasing a loose ball as he charged toward the sidelines, but he couldn't stop himself and crashed straight into the crowd. Because of Embiid's impressive hops, he was able to jump right over King -- but saving King was bad news for a Madison Square Garden statistician, who was sitting directly behind King as Embiid tumbled onto him.

Thankfully, everyone appeared to get through the incident unscathed, and all parties reacted to the moment after the fact.

"It's good that I saved her life, I guess, but someone else had to, like, take that," Embiid told ESPN, referring to the statistician. "I'm sorry about that."

King took to Twitter to thank Embiid herself.

"Yoooo. Thank you God and @JoelEmbiid for your athletic abilities," she said as she retweeted a clip of the incident. "Crisis averted."

The actress was lucky to avoid any serious injuries, bumps or bruises from the incident, as she's set to hit the Academy Awards red carpet in less than two weeks, where she's nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her award-winning turn in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk."

Embiid and the 76ers went on to defeat the Knicks 126-111.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Regina King attends the 91st Oscars Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Regina King arrives at the The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards attends The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Regina King arrives at the The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards attends The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was captured on the LG V40 ThinQ) Actress Regina King attends the 2019 National Board Of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Regina King is seen arriving to The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Regina King attends the 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on January 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 07: Regina King attends the New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on January 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Actress Regina King attends InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Regina King attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Regina King attends Moet & Chandon at The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Regina King arrives at the The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 5, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 04: Regina King attends the 19th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 03: Regina King attends the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 03, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 03: Regina King attends the screening of 'If Beale Street Could Talk' at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 3, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival )
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