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Must C’s: Tacko Fall conducts The Boston Pops

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‘Tis the season for Tacko Fall.

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With Robert Williams and Vincent Poirier out with long term injuries, the Celtics have brought up Tacko Fall on his two-way contract from the Maine Red Claws and he’s excited fans in two blowout wins at the Garden. On Monday night, he got another chance to dazzle the crowd. This time, Fall took center stage with The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall:

Here’s Tacko on his experience conducting eighty-five masterclass musicians with the help of conductor Keith Lockhart and journey going undrafted in July and being embraced by the city and team six months later:

“I think about it every night,” Fall said. “I talk to my mom pretty much every day. Some of the conversations we have is like — everything has changed. Everything that has been going on has been crazy. But at the same time, I always try to sit back and reflect and always have a sense of thankfulness.”

It’s been a season of good vibes and good cheer with the Celtics and over the last couple of nights, it’s been punctuated by a smattering of minutes filled by Fall. His size can be striking and intimidating, but that all seems to shrink away because of his enthusiasm and humble demeanor. He’s a shining example of how sports can often transcend what happens between the lines and teach us something about the world and ourselves.

From everybody here at CelticsBlog, have a happy holidays.