Before the start of the 2019-2020 NBA season, the league imposed a rule that teams to submit their player’s certified age and height within the first week of training camp. Per reports from The New York Times, the front offices were informed that the players’ height data must be certified by a team’s physician and their ages through players’ valid IDs such as driver’s license and passport.

One player that literally stood tall among both draft pool prior to the current season and, now, in the league is Tacko Fall. The big man from the University of Central Florida made headlines for being one of the tallest players during high school and in college mainly due to his height at 7-foot-7.

Now that he’s made it to the NBA despite being undrafted, he’s going to split his time playing both for the Boston Celtics and their G-League affiliate Maine Red Claws. With the certified height now in effect, NBA 2K updated every player’s height in accordance with the new rule and the 23-year old Fall is no exception.

In his Twitter account @tackofall99, he retweeted NBA 2K’s tweet regarding the changes in his height. The game developers posted an on-game animation that is similar to editing a player’s vitals, thus, they had his height changed from 7-foot-6 to 7-foot-5.


Tacko isn’t done yet. He further backed his claim up that he’s really 7-foot-6 tweeting this:


An absolute crowd favorite, his fans showed their support for the Senegalese big man.



Tacko was a beast during Maine’s first home game, scoring a 100-103 victory against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The two-way Celtics center had an efficient night, especially on the defensive end – he poured 16 points in 7-of-10 shooting, 13 rebounds, two assists and six blocks, including a couple of emphatic rejections, in 27 minutes of action.

tacko fall Tacko Fall #55 of the Boston Celtics stands on the court during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images