Tacko Fall: Tallest active NBA player bids for success in debut season

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Tacko dip only stepped on into a basketball court seven years back – but that the imposing 7ft 5in Senegalese is now hoping to become the tallest player from the NBA.
Two and a half inches shorter than retired single-player Gheorghe Mure??an – the NBAs tallest ever player – 23-year-old Fall is fighting to make the Boston Celtics 15-man roster for the upcoming year after signing to the franchise in the summer.
The Celtics chose to go for Fall later he recorded the highest marks for wingspan (8ft 2.25in), standing hit (10ft 2.5in) and height with shoes (7ft 7in) in the NBA Draft Blend earlier this year.
Fall moved to the United States aged 16 – if he stood at 7ft tall – and also proceeded to play college basketball for the University of Central Florida.
Basketball is my personal life. It drives me mad, if I do not play for a day
His match for the UCF Knights came against the Duke Blue Devils where he also held his own against Zion Williamson.
Its a fantasy come true. I began basketball when I was 16, a bit late, the center informed BBC Africas Babacar Diarra.
Once I went to the US, I had many chances there. Lots of people assisted me continue developing particularly at the University of Central Florida.
Fall admits that hewas not aware of exactly what basketball was growing up, devoting his time instead to watching animations, but revealed it was his grandmas passion for the sport that brought it to his attention.
It became his attention after he arrived as a teen in America, but his entry into the game wasnt without its challenges.
I didnt know how to play. I had things. I was lucky, many people helped me, developed me, he states.
I was in Houston for a year. Then I made the rounds: I moved to Florida, then to Tennessee, Georgia. I remained there for two years at high school and I went to UCF.
I worked so much to get this opportunity to play at the NBA. So now, I am dreaming.
Today, basketball is my own life. It drives me mad, if I do not play for one day.
I really feel blessed. I am a small kid from Senegal, I begun playing with basketball. God truly blessed me
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