LEO SAVED FROM STRAY BALL

LEO SAVED FROM STRAY BALL

DODGE BALL DEPT.: LEONARDO DICAPRIO’s thanking his lucky stars he didn’t actually see stars, thanks to a lightning-fast move by buddy KEVIN BACON – who put six degrees of separation between Leo’s head and a rocket-propelled basketball that nearly took it off!

Courtside at an LA Lakers playoff game with Kevin and wife KYRA SEDGWICK, Leo suddenly got distracted by a cell phone call – and never saw the out-of-bounds ball jetting at his brain-bucket like a heat-seeking missile.

On-the-ball Kevin quickly shoved Leo out of harm’s way, and the Spheroid of Doom slammed into the cheap seats.