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When the first update from fan voting for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game was released Thursday, the usual suspects showed up at the top of the list of frontcourt players in the Eastern Conference.

Giannis Antetokounmpo. Joel Embiid. Pascal Siakam. Jimmy Butler. Jayson Tatum.

But then, in sixth place, was an unlikely candidate — Tacko Fall.

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With 110,269 votes, Fall has 110,256 more All-Star votes than points in his NBA career to this point. He's ahead of players like Gordon Hayward, Bam Adebayo, Andre Drummond and Domantas Sabonis.

Whether he's playing in the G League or the NBA, Tacko has undoubtedly become a fan favorite, but if you're hoping he makes the Eastern Conference team for next month's All-Star Game, don't hold your breath.

Fan balloting only accounts for 50 percent of the vote, while the player vote (25 percent) and media vote (25 percent) comprises the rest of the total. 

But even though the 7-foot-5 phenom is a longshot to play in the game, there's no question he's one player that NBA fans would absolutely love to see at the league's midseason showcase. And not just fans... his teammates are also on board the Tacko train.

 

Meanwhile, in voting for Eastern Conference guards, Kemba Walker ranks third, just 450 votes behind Kyrie Irving, while Jaylen Brown has the seventh-most votes.

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