Tacko Fall Made a Surprise Appearance During NBA All-Star Weekend
“And then everybody was just saying ‘Tacko, Tacko, Tacko, Tacko.’ I was like, all right.”
The NBA All-Star Game was held Sunday night. Part of the weekend included the annual dunk contest on Saturday. Tacko Fall, who doesn't even play full time in the NBA stole the show. Fall, who splits his time between the Boston Celtics, and the G league affiliate of the team, the Maine Red Claws ended up on the court. During the dunk contest, Derrick Jones Jr. and Aaron Gordon went back and forth each netted 50s in the final round and in the first dunk-off, according to Boston.com
Going in for the kill, Gordon called for Fall to walk onto the court, as a prop for his final dunk. The 7' 5" Fall stood in front of the hoop with the ball above his head. Gordon mustered up a running start, and took the ball from Fall and leaped over him for a two-handed slam. Awesome, but it wasn't enough. The judges awarded Gordon a 47, while Jones’s windmill slam earned him a 48 and gave him the crown. Points were taken away as Gordon clipped Fall's head.
For his part, Fall was admittedly scared, telling MassLive.com's John Karalis “I told him ‘Aaron, I trust you. I trust you with my life right now.’ But he did it. He should have won. I think he got robbed.”