WATCH: 7-Foot-5 Tacko Fall Gets Swim Lessons From Teammates

Jordan Cohn
August 31, 2020 - 3:57 pm

For most of us, a typical swimming pool has a shallow end and a deep end. For Tacko Fall, a typical swimming pool has a shallow end and a puddle.

But while the Celtics big man may not need to know how to swim given his gigantic 7-foot-5 stature, his teammates spent some of their leisure time adding another athletic skill to Fall's resume.

We'll have to stay tuned to keep up with his progress and see how he does without teammates at his side. In any event, swimming looks a heck of a lot more comfortable for Fall than golf did: as Mo Bamba said, there are "so many things wrong" with a 7-foot-5 golf swing.

Fall has said in the past -- see the video at the top of the page -- that it can be hard to be so big at times and that he certainly doesn't want to be seen as a freak. The last thing I want to do is make it seem like we're taking his mundane daily routines out of context and examining every aspect of them. Still, it's hard to ignore the contrast between how you go about everyday activities and how you would if you were 7-foot-5 and over 300 pounds.

Because of videos like the above, Fall has become one of the unexpected stars of the NBA Bubble -- off the court, of course -- along with 76ers' rookie Matisse Thybulle and Mavericks big man Boban Marjanovic.

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