Poor Padma Lakshmi. According to the New York Post, the Top Chef host's fun trip to a basketball game on Friday, December 21 almost turned sour when an on-court entanglement started to veer off course.

Padma was at the Knicks and Bulls game and, according to the Post's source, early in the game Knick guard Jason Kidd “dove into the crowd after a loose ball, nearly hitting Padma." He later apologized.

But that wasn't the end of it! Near the end of the game centers Tyson Chandler and Joakim Noah "tangled," and according to a source "they were pushing and shoving and came very close to Padma ... She jumped out of her seat in fear and moved out of the way."

Fortunately, Padma ended the game smiling. It's all part of the fun of front-row seats!

Source: New York Post