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Celtics' Enes Kanter: Tacko Fall 'Senegalese Dirk' Because of Turnaround Jumper

Celtics' Enes Kanter: Tacko Fall 'Senegalese Dirk' Because of Turnaround Jumper

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter said he's started to call teammate Tacko Fall the "Senegalese Dirk" because his turnaround jump shot resembles that of Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki.

"People don't know he's got a turnaround jump shot," Kanter said, per Jared Weiss of The Athletic.

Nowitzki's trademark turnaround jumper featured one of the most unique fall-away releases you'll ever see, which made the shot virtually unblockable thanks to his 7-foot frame.

Fall shot 74 percent during his collegiate career because opposing teams had no answer for his size.

Senegalese Dirk will get his first chance to show off the shot on the professional stage Sunday night when Boston opens the preseason against the Charlotte Hornets.

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