Never make the giant angry.

After being the recipient of some overly physical plays on their game against the Raptors 905, Boston Celtics’ two-way center Tacko Fall sent a warning to everybody who is going to test his defense. In his interview with’s Sean Deveney, the giant wasn’t the soft-spoken big man everybody used to see.

For the first time in his professional career, the 7-foot-5 behemoth was hit with a technical foul after a face-to-face encounter with 905’s Devin Robinson in the fourth frame. The scene didn’t escalate but it was enough to see that Tacko’s had enough.

“All throughout the game, they were small so they’re always going to try to do some tricks here and there,” said the Senegalese center. “Like they were hitting my legs, grabbing me while I was rolling, I got tired of it.”

It was in the first half when Robinson hit the floor off a foul from Tacko when it appeared that the former University of Florida almost tripped Fall when he kicked his feet out. It did not sit well with Fall before speaking his mind on the officiating.

Fall told that the referees need to clean things up before it escalates to an even bigger scene, and, in his case, it shouldn’t have reached that level where the two of them got T’ed up.

“I’m the biggest guy on the floor. I’m going to play like it. If you’re gonna come at me, be ready. It’s not going to go your way,” said Fall, who had a perfect 9-for-9 shooting for 21 points against 905.

He also claimed that his arm was being grabbed and being pushed during their pick-and-roll play and it happened for successive possessions. That’s where he thought he needs to do something about it.

The Maine Red Claws are undefeated in three games, and Fall has been averaging 16.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks in an efficient 78.6-percent field goal percentage.

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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

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