The Celtics worked out Mamadou N'Diaye today, a 7'6" Senegalese center from UC Irvine (the Anteaters, by the way, a spectacular college nickname).
7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye checks out Shaq's size 22 shoes inside the Celtics' Hall of Fame room after his workout. pic.twitter.com/V5Bs5ALyeW— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) June 9, 2016
If the name rings a bell (which it probably doesn't), it's because he's the second NBA prospect from Senegal named Mamadou N'Diaye.
The first (not to be confused with Makhtar N'Diaye, who went to Michigan, transferred to North Carolina and was undrafted in 1998) was selected by the Nuggets 26th overall in 2000 and played briefly for the Raptors and Clippers. Before that, he was a star at Auburn from 1996-2000. It was at some point during that time that I watched the Auburn Tigers on TV and noticed a sign in the crowd that read the following:
"Your mama can't do what our Mamadou!"
That's the second-best sign I've ever seen at a game. Check back tomorrow for No. 1.