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Tacko Fall Has Brutally Honest Admission About Aaron Gordon's Dunk

Boston Celtics center Tacko Fall takes the ball up the floor.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 11: Tacko Fall #55 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Celtics defeated the Grizzlies 113-87. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It's safe to say that many of us were surprised that Aaron Gordon didn't win the Slam Dunk Contest after dunking over 7-foot-5 Tacko Fall. But the towering rookie from UCF was equally surprised that he was even participating.

Last year Hamidou Diallo won the Dunk Contest after leaping over Shaquille O'Neal. Needing a 48 or higher to beat Derrick Jones Jr. in sudden-death, Gordon decided to beat Diallo's feat by dunking over the taller Tacko.

Gordon successful pulled off the move, to the delight of the crowd, but not entirely cleanly. The judges gave him a 47 for his efforts, awarding the championship trophy to Jones in the process.

But according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Tacko revealed that his dunk with Aaron Gordon was not pre-planned. The 24-year-old center from Senegal went so far as to say that he was "scared for my life" at the entire thing.

Judging by his facial expression as he held the ball above his head and waited for Gordon, it's easy to believe him.

The runner-up finish in the Slam Dunk Contest for Gordon was the second time that he fell just short of winning it all.

In 2016, Gordon and Zach LaVine similarly went to sudden death, with LaVine narrowly winning.

One thing is for sure, the next athlete who tries to dunk over Tacko Fall may want to practice a little first.