Watch As Boston Celtic Tacko Fall Amazes Former NH Basketball Star
Boston Celtic center Tacko Fall brought the crowd to their feet last night with a one on one scoring drive against Mo Bamba, a former star at Canaan NH's Cardigan Mountain School.
Tacko Fall - 7'5" and 311 Pounds
You just don't see that kind of evasiveness everyday, in fact, I don't think the world has ever seen anything quite like that dribble hesitation, double pivot and finishing move from Tacko Fall.
I can't be sure if the defender, 22 year old Orlando Magic center, Mohamed Bamba has yet to begin to process the visual overload that occurred last night at the Amway Center.
Interestingly enough, Bamba, the sixth overall pick in The NBA Draft in 2018 has a connection to The Granite State. He played for two seasons for Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan NH, during the 8th and 9th grade.
Upon closer inspection of this play, I think there may have been three or four traveling violations.
Let's take a look at the official rule book!
Violations and Penalties:
NBA RULE Number 10:
Section II - Dribble
a. A player should not run with the ball without dribbling it.
Tacko appears to stop dribbling well before his duel with Bamba begins. Looking at his feet, I'm reasonably sure that at least six independent steps occurred somewhere between the time he picked the ball up and eventually scored.
I can't blame the referees for letting this go however. This tweet has been viewed over a half a million times already and retweeted thousands of times.
The Celtics ultimately won the game by 36 points, so, the result wouldn't have changed at all, and this play brought joy to millions.
Why would you want to go ahead and make the correct call? It was just too good to penalize.