Comedian Norm Macdonald gushes at Tacko Fall pickup by Celtics
Comedian Norm Macdonald made it known that he was very happy the Boston Celtics took a chance on Tacko Fall, who had impressive games in the 2019 NBA Summer League.
In a Twitter post, Macdonald told Fall that he watched all of his games in the Summer League, and that he was impressed by what he saw from the 7-foot-7 behemoth. The 59-year-old stand-up comedian also informed Fall that he is just a call or message away if he needs something from him when he is in the neighborhood.
Hey, @tackofall99, watched all your summer league games. So fantastic. And I'm thrilled The Celtics picked you up. It was great to meet you, and if you need anything next time you're in the neighborhood, let me know.. Give me a call or DM me here. Peace, brother.
— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) July 23, 2019
Fall went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, as NBA teams were concerned about his lack of athleticism and inside game. However, the Celtics took a gamble on Fall and gave him a chance in the Summer League. In five games for Boston, he averaged 7.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 12.6 minutes per game.
A Celtics executive told Keith Smith of SB Nation that Fall has a long way to go to become an NBA player. The executive added, though, that they are looking to invest on him beyond the offseason.
“We’re hoping to be able to keep working with him through camp and beyond,” the Celtics executive said. “You know that you can’t teach size and he’s got more than anyone we’ve ever seen. That’s worth investing in.”