Boston Celtics fan favorite Tacko Fall traveled back home to Senegal and is getting some shots in alongside one of the team’s biggest rivals.
The Boston Celtics have had some of the fiercest rivalries in NBA history. The game may not be the same, but Boston still has some games circled on their calendar.
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Fall traveled to Senegal to help with the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders Program in his home country. While he was there he helped train some of the country’s best up and coming players.
But Fall also got some training in himself and thanks to his trainer Drew Hanlen, he got to learn for one of the best centers in the NBA today in Embiid.
“That was really awesome, too,” Fall said. “We worked on pretty much a lot of work on the post, and every now and then he would stop and try to show me some things and try to tell me about the game in the NBA.
“So I thought that was pretty cool, especially coming from him, one of the best, if not the best center in the NBA right now.”
I don’t know how I feel about this. It’s kind of the argument in the NFL with the post-game jersey swaps. Fans want their players to hate their respective teams fiercest rivals.
Hopefully, Fall learned some tips from Embiid. Even though he has made it past the Summer League he still has to perform well in the preseason.
Fall looks like he may have earned himself a G League spot, but that can’t be his ultimate goal. If Fall wants to make it to the NBA he has to prove he is worth a spot on the bench.
Anyone can perform well against some guys who will never play an NBA game, but what about guys who will be in the league for years to come.
In the preseason Boston Celtics fans are hoping that Fall can dominate offensively in the post and also cause chaos on defense. If Fall is able to put up some solid numbers in the postseason and dominate headlines like he did in the Summer League, Boston will have no choice but to keep him on the team.
So we will just have to wait and see if Tacko Fall is ready for the bright lights of the NBA or if he will be stuck in the G League when the regular season arrives.