Celtics’ Tacko Fall reacts to making his NBA debut
Boston Celtics rookie Tacko Fall finally logged his first few minutes in the NBA against the New York Knicks on Saturday night. The Celtics were blowing out a hapless New York Knicks side, and Fall was able to check in during garbage time, recording four points and three rebounds in four minutes of action.
Following his first taste of NBA action, Fall admitted that it was quite an unforgettable moment for him:
“It was unbelievable,” Fall said, via ESPN. “All throughout the game I didn’t know it was going to happen. Once the score kept going up, I was thinking in my mind this might be go time.”
Fall was unable to take the floor in Boston’s first two contests of the new season, but as it turns out, Saturday night at Madison Square Garden was going to be his moment. The 23-year-old has amassed a rather significant following among NBA supporters. He even got cheers from some Knicks fans in attendance. This young man has gained quite a cult popularity, with some folks even saying that he has become the new version of Dallas Mavericks big man Boban Marjanovic.
Fall was left undrafted last June, but he latched on with the Celtics over the summer and then wound up with a two-way deal. While he does have some appeal, the fact of the matter is that he is way below the pecking order in Brad Stevens’ rotation. For now, we can expect Fall to make the odd appearance here and there, mostly during similar blowout games.