Celtics show how Tacko Fall’s giant sneaker compares to the size of a small kid
The Boston Celtics completely retooled on the fly during this offseason by acquiring Kemba Walker as well as a bevy of interesting young talents. Though their draft was led by selections in the first and second round of highly touted prospects such as Romeo Langford, Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards and Tremont Waters, the team nabbed even more headlines for an undrafted player that remains on the team via an Exhibit 10 contract: Tacko Fall out of UCF.
Fall is immensely tall, and a recent post by the Celts on Twitter showcased just how skyscraping by showing an 8-year-old holding Fall’s shoe:
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 22, 2019
As you can see, the shoe is roughly the same height as the child’s torso – if not bigger. Wow.
Fall is known mostly for being one of the tallest players in NBA history at 7-foot-7 – tying the height of the legendary Manute Bol (Bol Bol’s father). Of course, even though Fall would’ve dominated earlier eras in the NBA, today’s NBA is more focused on perimeter creation and spacing – leaving Fall as a somewhat archaic player archetype.
Still though, despite his more lumbering style, he is actually quite quick on his feet for one of the tallest people in the world and his nimble footwork and shockingly immense wingspan (8-foot-4) make him a fearsome shot-blocker and rim-protector, which means he will hopefully have a role in the NBA going forward.
Even if he doesn’t make the Celtics, it seems reasonable to expect a G-League team or overseas squad to sign Fall as its center and defensive anchor.