At seven-foot-five, Boston Celtics centre Tacko Fall has proven to be a formidable opponent on the basketball court, yet he recently demonstrated some heretofore unknown talents as well.
On Monday, the Celtics rookie took to the stage of Boston’s Symphony Hall, where he conducted the famed Boston Pops’ performance of holiday classic “Sleigh Bells”.
“I look good,” said Fall, who wore a black tuxedo for the occasion, reports the Boston Globe. “At least that’s what they say.”
Before conducting the orchestra, Fall received a glowing introduction from Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, who gifted the NBA star with a special baton inscribed with “Congratulations to Tacko!”
“This town has been buzzing about this gentleman — not just because of his impressive stature but also because of the size of his heart and personality,” Lockhart said. “He’s made a big impression in a short period of time.”
Following the performance, the 24-year-old athlete shared his excitement via social media. “What an awesome experience, thank you @thebostonpops!” he wrote.