We know what the former NBA coach and prolific Cypress Frank Lloyd would say about Tacko Fall, the new Boston Celtics message: "You can not teach height."
Layden released the lasting phrase back in 1982 by Mark Eaton. But Ethan, who continued to have a solid 12-year career, was three inches shorter than the 7-inch seven inches. And although the autumn did not really break the Las Vegas Summer League, Boston made it on Celtic Thursday, signing it on contract 10 for the 2019-20 season, according to The Boston Globe. If he sticks, he will be the highest player in the NBA.
"Excited to be part of the Celtics organization, this is the beginning of my dream come true," writes Fall. "There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure a seat in the active list before the season, we will stay modest, but I'm hungry and resolved!"
Two of the tallest players who have ever coped with the NBA are generally considered to be Gorgeous Mouresen and Manut Bol, both of whom are 7 feet, 7 inches
In five games for the Celtics' Summer League, Fall averaged 7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1
Fall played his college ball in Central Florida, where he managed an average of 10.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks. Click here to get FOX NEW APP
There is no guarantee Fall will make the team of the training camp, but if it fails, it will not be due to lack of height – or determination. Fall was born in Senegal and grew up in football. He came to the US at the age of 16 and first played basketball when training with former NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon. In a memorable moment from his college career, Fall responded to his colleague from the Senegalese man and the center of UC-Irvine Mamadou N Diaye, who was only one inch shorter. Their combined heights set a record.