The Boston Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic on Friday, 124-97, and the blowout prompted some extra minutes in garbage time for Cs cult hero Tacko Fall. The 7-foot-5 big man capped off Boston's impressive win with a long-range bomb, which produced an epic reaction from teammate Jayson Tatum via Instagram.
Tatum was forced to sit Friday's contest out due to the league's health and safety protocols, so he wasn't with his team for this one. He was intently tuned in to the matchup, though, and Fall's surprising long-range effort left Tatum in awe:
Jayson Tatum on Tacko’s 3: “🐐” pic.twitter.com/95kStGDXCQ
— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) January 16, 2021
This play was enough for the Celtics star to label Fall as the new GOAT. Unfortunately, the shot was deemed as a two-pointer given how Fall had his gigantic foot on the three-point line. That didn't matter much, though.
For what it's worth, Fall still hasn't attempted a single three-point shot throughout his young NBA career. The fact that he banked in his attempt on Friday seems to point to the fact that he won't be taking too many of them anytime soon.
Aside from Tatum, Carsen Edwards and Robert Williams were also out on Friday due to the league's COVID-19 safety protocols. Kemba Walker was still unavailable due to injury, so needless to say, Boston was shorthanded for Friday's contest.
Nevertheless, the Celtics still managed to make quick work of the Magic, with Jaylen Brown (21 points, eight assists), Jeff Teague (17 points), and even rookie Payton Pritchard (16 points, four triples) leading the way for the Cs.