- Celtics big man Tacko Fall is incredibly in sixth place for fan All-Star game voting
- Fall an unlikely candidate with less than eleven minutes of NBA experience
- Should you place a wager he’ll make the All-Star roster?
Tacko Fall has certainly made a huge impression despite only appearing in three NBA contests, with the 7’5 behemoth quickly becoming a fan favorite in Boston. Due to fan support and surely some humor, he’s earned the sixth most votes (110,269) for Eastern Conference frontcourt players in the first round of fan voting.
You have the opportunity to cash in on Fall making the squad – despite his 4.3 points per game average –though the odds of him doing so are still very unlikely.
Fan balloting only accounts for 50% of the vote with both players and media voting taking up 25% of the total, respectively, also factoring into the equation.
Will Tacko Fall Be Voted an NBA All-Star Starter?
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Odds taken January 3rd
Tacko the New John Scott?
This one already has the makings of an NHL All-Star game situation in which fans voted Arizona Coyotes tough guy John Scott (who registered just one point in eleven games with the team in 2015-16) into the big game, where he’d eventually be named game MVP.
On one hand you had fans loving the NHL journeyman got in, while you had the other side grumbling that the game was disrespected by allowing a player of that caliber into the festivities.
Though I don’t like people treating Tacko Fall like a circus act, I am ALL FOR him getting All-Star votes. Loved the John Scott thing, love this. ASGs are a mockery. Play along
— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) January 2, 2020
While fan voting only accounts for half of the NBA All-Star game vote, even Fall’s teammates have jumped aboard the train and are supporting him getting in.
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) January 2, 2020
The NBA could try and step in to rectify this situation to ensure Fall doesn’t make the squad, but why not bring some considerable juice to a game that has gotten very stale over the years by adding some fan excitement into a meaningless contest? Give the people what they want NBA!
Two NBA players are averaging better than a point per minute this season.
One is James Harden, who has 1,261 points in 1,239 minutes.
The other is Tacko Fall, with 13 points versus 11 minutes played.
— Zach Kram (@zachkram) January 2, 2020
Is Fall Worth the Bet?
This is a situation that has quickly spread like wildfire and will only intensify as it gets closer to the actual All-Star game.
The first EAST returns from #VoteNBAAllStar 2020! Do you agree??
— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 2, 2020
While the smart play is that he’ll probably not get voted in with so many talented players ahead and behind him, there’s absolutely no money to be made on betting no. Sprinkle a little cash on Tacko Fall and cheer for joy to actually happen to spice up the mundane All-Star game.
Pick: Yes (+1400)
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