NBA superstar Joel Embiid was lucky not to make more serious contact with opponent Lonzo Ball when he wildly swung a fist that could have knocked out the latter.
It was early during Philadelphia’s clash with Chicago when Embiid drove hard at the defence in the hope of earning a foul.
But when the referee didn’t award one, the NBA All-Star swung around in frustration with a closed fist at the end of his outstretched arm, without looking.
Luckily, Ball – who was moving towards Embiid – was quick enough to stop and duck out of the way.
It appeared Embiid did make contact with Ball but the incident could have been much worse.
The referee blew a technical foul against the 76ers megastar, which infuriated Embiid further.
Embiid, though, was influential in guiding Philadelphia to a 114-105 win over the Bulls.
The incident follows one only a fortnight earlier when Embiid crunched teenage Aussie player Josh Giddey.
Former Australian coach Brendan Joyce was livid with Embiid then, calling it “one of the heaviest and (most) dangerous fouls”.