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Tacko Fall 6th in East front-court All-Star vote - needs a nickname

One of the major surprises from the early fan All-Star voting is the Celtics Green Giant, Tacko Fall, coming in sixth in the Eastern Conference front-court vote. How can this be? He has only played in three games for the Celtics (all wins), logging a total of 11 minutes.


First response from many fans might be, what is he doing there? More in-depth thought brings about the idea that the NBA All-Star game - even the entire weekend - is all about fun and entertainment. Fan voting is all about popularity. If there was a popularity vote based on the fan-favorite-per-minute-of-floor-time, Tacko would run away with the vote.

Let's face it. He is a phenomenon. Since coming to Boston, he has been seen all over the city, often in the company of teammates Enes Kanter and Grant Williams. And how many seven-and-a-half-foot orchestra conductors have you seen?


At most, NBA fans have watched Tacko on the court for 11 minutes. They want to see him on the hardwood, even for a few minutes, in the All-Star competition. But once the players, media and coaches have their say, the chance of seeing the Green Giant participating in All-Star Weekend is slim - and that is a shame. Celtics fans clamor for Tacko to get into some action every time he comes to Boston. Now basketball fans all over the world are voicing their wish to see him in Chicago covering the center spot for the East. Steph Curry is currently fourth in fan voting at the guard spot for the Western Conference - and he has no chance of playing due to injury. Tacko is ready to go. Let's hope he makes it.

With Tacko's popularity comes the need for a nickname. Give us your vote.


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