Tacko Fall supporters dress up as tacos during Celtics’ Summer League game
Welcome to Taco Tuesday.
Fans of undrafted 23-year-old Tacko Fall attended the University of Central Florida product’s NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the Boston Celtics—dressing up as the traditional Mexican dish.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 10, 2019
Aforementioned guys dressed as tacos for Tacko Tuesday here in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/OLFGvW3zUd
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 10, 2019
Fall, a freakish 7-foot-6 center, searching for a roster spot for the upcoming season after failing to woo any teams in the two-round NBA draft last month, appears in his third Summer League game on Tuesday.
The Celtics signed Fall to a deal so he could participate on their summertime exhibition team.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens had already heaped praise upon Fall. Stevens told Boston Sports Journal’s Brian Robb, “He has the whole place buzzing and it doesn’t affect who he is. I admire him.”
The buzz is real apparently Fall brought out die-hard Tacko fans to wear costumes in Sin City.
Las Vegas has turned into another attraction for NBA fans as Summer League in recent years has bloomed into an annual event to watching young and emerging talents duke it out in the desert.
Fans travel around the country—and some from around the world—to catch a glimpse at teenagers and early-20-year-olds fight for roster spots and further their careers in the NBA, or sign internationally with foreign clubs as other leagues send scouts to Vegas.
Fall averaged 10.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in 23 minutes per game and 115 total collegiate appearances at UCF.
He shot 74% from the floor and 43.2% from the free throw line.