Ron Baker almost took out Ben Stiller during New York's game with Dallas

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Although it's the best seat in the house, sitting courtside at an NBA game can be a dangerous game. In the heat of competition, players can go crashing into the crowd at full pelt, which is never pretty. 

Last season LeBron James went crashing into the first row, taking out Ellie Day, the wife of professional golfer Jason, and leaving her with concussion-like symptoms. 

However, it doesn't always end badly, one joyous courtside fan got a firm grab of Ramon Sessions' backside during the same season as the then Washington Wizards guard chased a loose ball into the stands. 


Last night, during the New York Knicks' encounter with the Dallas Mavericks, it was Ron Baker's turn to head full steam into the crowd and towards Ben Stiller. 

Luckily for the famous New York actor, Baker was able to halt himself, using Stiller as a support mechanism, before apologising to the 50-year-old. 

The 'Starsky and Hutch' actor should count himself lucky it was only Baker coming towards him and not someone the size of Joel Embiid. The 7'0 center went flying towards his own bench during Philly's loss to the Rockets, and his teammates were hardly keen to offer him support. 

Of course, you can't forget the legendary effort of the 2008-09 Phoenix Suns bench to clear out of the way as Shaquille O'Neal headed towards them. 

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