Tacko Fall is really, really tall. That much has been known about the 7-foot-5 rookie since he joined the Boston Celtics for the Las Vegas Summer League after going undrafted in 2019.
Though everyone knows how tall Fall is, they still always want to know what it's like being that tall. For the past nine months, Fall has repeatedly been asked about his height. But on Sunday night, he decided to show everyone what it's like being 7-foot-5.
Fall took to TikTok to show some of the shortfalls of being so tall as well as some of its advantages. Here's a look at his TikTok courtesy of Yahoo Sports' Twitter account.
Maybe that's the inside look that people need to see to feel like their questions have been answered. The part where he ducks below the door is of particular interest, especially considering that he once got a concussion from not ducking. It must be tough to have to do that every time he walks into a room.
And don't even get us started on how awful it must be to tower over his shower like that.
Fall captioned this TikTok as "Part 1", so hopefully, Part 2 will continue to enlighten fans about his everyday life. And it sure looks like Tacko is going to keep using TikTok as long as he's quarantined.
The Celtics started mandatory workouts Wednesday and Theis said that he’s crossed paths with most of his teammates as they shuttle through for individual work while ramping up activities in advance of relocating to Orlando next week.
"I know since the facility opened that I think everybody was around, working out,” said Theis. "I've seen the same faces every day because we have certain time slots. So I know Gordon [Hayward] is one of the first guys in the gym at 8 a.m., so I don't see him when I come in at 11. But I just know that everybody is really working and everybody looks good. Talking to players, coaches, everybody really used the time wisely to stay in shape, lifted as much as possible, and now just going back to basketball. I see guys like Kemba [Walker], JT, Enes [Kanter], I see those guys every day.”
"Overall, I think it was good for me, too, the break we had,” said Theis. “Just to get my body even more ready for the playoffs and for the rest of the season. Just my knees — more lifting, more rehab because, in-season sometimes, it’s hard to get a lift in between games so I used the time really wisely. Just lifted a lot.”
Theis tore his meniscus during his first season in Boston and admitted he felt the lingering effects in recent seasons. He’s worked hard in the weight room to keep that knee strong and the shutdown could allow him to be particularly fresh entering the playoffs.
The Celtics will need a full-strength Theis, too. He’s Boston’s top option at the center position and could have to joust with the likes of Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo depending on Boston’s playoff path.
Theis said he’s eager to see what a healthy Boston team is capable of, especially on a neutral floor.
“From the basketball standpoint, I’m just excited,” said Theis. "I think it’s a great opportunity for us as a team and also every team has the same chance, because there’s no home-court advantage. It’s just about who is the better team on the court.”
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Many Celtics players have already made their way back to Boston to visit the Auerbach Center, where the team practices. Players have been going through workouts and getting up plenty of shots to fine tune their skills before traveling to Florida.
One of the players back in the gym is star point guard Kemba Walker. Check out footage from one of Walker's recent workouts in the video below:
Walker will be among the Celtics' most important players when the 2019-20 season resumes. He's the team's second-leading scorer and a player who head coach Brad Stevens can go to late in games when the team badly needs a bucket.
His last trip to the playoffs was with the Charlotte Hornets in 2016, when the Miami Heat eliminated them in an exciting seven-game series. Walker had most of the Hornets' scoring burden on his shoulders given the lack of talent around him. He doesn't have that problem in Boston. If Walker struggles, his teammates including Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward will be ready to pick up the slack on offense.