Being tall ain’t easy. Boston Celtics rookie center Fab Melo stands 7-feet tall. While his height makes playing basketball easier than it would be for someone like me, it can also turn everyday activities into a challenge. Take walking through a standard doorway, for example.
According to Jessica Camerato of CSNNE.com, Melo suffered a concussion last week after he bumped his head on his Sioux Falls hotel room doorway. The rookie was staying in Sioux Falls with the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ D-League affiliate, for back-to-back games against the Skyforce. He did not play in the team’s game on Monday and the Celtics recalled him on Wednesday so that team doctors could further evaluate him.
“I still have a little headache,” Melo said. “Sometimes I can’t really focus on something for a long time, that’s it.”
It would appear that the former Syracuse star is a bit of a klutz. Over the summer, Melo fell through a folding chair during an NBA rookie photo shoot. Boston head coach Doc Rivers compared Melo to Manny Ramirez on account of his awkwardness.
“I think, what did you have? Manny being Manny?” Rivers said. “Five years when Fab’s playing terrific for us here, we’re going to have some Fab being Fab moments. He just took kind of a head start. … Literally.”
Does that mean he’s going to lead the Celtics to multiple championships before being busted for using PEDs multiple times? Nah, I think Doc just meant the team had better start getting used to padding hotel doorways.