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Jayson Tatum’s Former Celtics Teammate Once Entered John Cena’s Own Den and Made Him Look Tinier Than Ever

Published 05/18/2022, 8:30 PM EDT

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Height is an important factor in basketball. Therefore, basketball players tend to be much taller than the average human being. The hilarious pictures of NBA and NFL players dwarfing fans and celebrities standing next to them are nothing new. In fact, it is a pretty regular occurrence in an NBA game.

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But Jayson Tatum’s former teammate Tacko Fall is not your average NBA player. In fact, he has the same effect on NBA players and pro-athletes that they generally have on the average Joe.


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Tacko Fall is a staggering 7 feet 5 inches tall. He has a mind-blowing wingspan of 8 feet and 2.5 inches. People of average height barely could fit in the frame while taking a picture with him.

Former teammate of Jayson Tatum towers over a 16 time world champion

Tacko Fall was the tallest player in the NBA during his tenure at Boston. His almost surreal stature made him an instant fan favorite ever since he signed with the Celtics in 2019.

The Senegalese Center towered over a lot of people who are well-known for their stature and build. John Cena is no exception.


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In a Friday Night WWE SmackDown event in Boston, Fall made an appearance. And instantly he became the center of attention for his ridiculous height. John Cena, one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time, seems bigger than most people he stands beside. At 6 feet tall, he is not the tallest of individuals by American standards. But his big and muscular body makes him look bigger than his size.

Although not beside Tacko Fall. The former Celtics Center made the WWE star look tiny while standing next to him.

He appeared almost double the size of Cena. And the world had a good perspective on exactly how tall the tallest NBA player is.

Tacko Fall and the Boston Celtics


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Despite Tacko Fall’s sensational height, his NBA career didn’t quite pan out exactly as most fans anticipated. He barely got any minutes for the Boston Celtics.

In 2021, he left the Celtics to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. But soon he was relegated to play for the Cleveland Charge in the NBA G League.


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However, Tacko will always remain a fan favorite. Boston fans shower him with heaps of love whenever he visits the TD Garden to cheer on his former teammates.

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Written by:

Satagni Sikder


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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.
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Arunaditya Aima