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PORTLAND, Maine — Look.

Up in the Portland sky.

It’s Tacko Fall, the newest Maine Red Claw who not only has the coolest name ever but also, at 7 feet, 5 inches, is easily the tallest crustacean to stride the Earth in quite some time.

His presence in the Celtics’ G League team’s home opener on Friday night was unofficially the primary reason why every one of the 2,300-plus seats at the Portland Expo Building was filled.

With cries of “Ta-cko, Ta-cko, Ta-cko” ringing down from all corners of the gym and some of the fans dressed to the nines in taco attire, Fall jogged onto the court before the start of the game for warmups looking a bit sheepish but also well accustomed to being the focus of unabashed gawks atop craned necks wherever he goes.

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Every time he entered the game, each time he swatted away a ball, each time he made a pick-and-roll look too easy in the Red Claws’ 103-100 win, the crowd came alive.

They were locked in on Tacko all night.

“I have eyes on me pretty much everywhere I go — it’s a little bit of an adjustment at times but I can’t let that distract me, so I just have to go out there and play hard and have fun,” said Fall. “I can hear [the cheers], but usually once I’m in the game I’m locked in. But sometimes when I’m sitting on the bench there are times when I can definitely hear the chants and people yelling.”

Fall led the team in rebounds with 13, 11 on defense, and, predictably, in blocked shots with six while finishing with 16 points.

It takes Fall just seven strides to lope from the top of one 3-point circle to the other. He’s not fast, speed is not part of his skill set.

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He is a disrupter, and he kept flummoxing an army of Fort Wayne Mad Ants who tried to drive or shoot near him. Shots with ridiculous launch angles were thrown up. For those who thought they could drive past Fall in the paint, he batted away their attempts with polite and practiced dismissiveness.

His sky hook needs some work, but under the basket, he’s nearly full-proof. Nobody can guard him.

He rated himself a “6 out of 10 — I feel like I probably could have had 10 blocks today, missed a couple here and there.”

He arrived at the Portland Expo at 4:30 and the arena “was already loud and the game didn’t start until 7 — that just shows how much they love the Red Claws up here,” he said.

That they love Fall, too, is without doubt.

For this night, and possibly for many more, Fall’s presence has exposed a niche in the fashion world that few knew existed: the taco outfit. It consists of 100 percent unnatural fabric colored brown (shell), brown (meat), green (lettuce) and orange strips (cheese) with arm-holes.

A group of taco-clad teens from Seabrook, N.H., drove up for their first-ever Red Claws game for a simple reason.

“When I first saw he signed, all of us said, ‘Hey, we’ve all got to go see him,’ ” said Fuller Albright, 16, who said Fall “is definitely what I came up here to see.

“I mean, he’s the first 7-footer they’ve had since forever. He’s taller than I expected.”

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Fans dressed as tacos were a common sight in the Portland arena.
Fans dressed as tacos were a common sight in the Portland arena.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

He arrived at the Portland Expo at 4:30 and the arena “was already loud and the game didn’t start until 7 — that just shows how much they love the Red Claws up here,” he said.

That they love Fall, too, is without doubt.

For this night, and possibly for many more, Fall’s presence has exposed a niche in the fashion world that few knew existed: the taco outfit. It consists of 100 percent unnatural fabric colored brown (shell), brown (meat), green (lettuce) and orange strips (cheese) with arm-holes.

A group of taco-clad teens from Seabrook, N.H., drove up for their first-ever Red Claws game for a simple reason.

“When I first saw he signed, all of us said, ‘Hey, we’ve all got to go see him,’ ” said Fuller Albright, 16, who said Fall “is definitely what I came up here to see.

“I mean, he’s the first 7-footer they’ve had since forever. He’s taller than I expected.”

Fall blocked Haz Mitrou-Long’s shot during the first quarter.
Fall blocked Haz Mitrou-Long’s shot during the first quarter.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

Having seen Fall trot onto the court for the first time, Jason Bowley, 15, confirmed the truth.

“It’s not made up,” he said. “I feel very short.”

A squad of young boys from Calais were all taco’d up, patiently waited for the game to begin.

“I don’t really know that much about him but I saw him on TV and thought it would be a good idea to wear [the taco] to the game,” said Turner Redding, blissfully unaware that his mom had the wisdom to wait until the day after Halloween to buy the four taco suits, their price slashed from $18 to $10 at the Calais Walmart.

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Mikah Smith, 10, had made a decision before the game.

“He’s my favorite player in this type of league,” said Smith.

His mother, Mindy Smith, was happy to have her son share his Tacko takes after the four-hour drive from Calais.

“My son’s been going crazy about Tacko, looking up his stats, looking up his height — he’s got to know everything about Tacko,” said Smith.

The night was almost a perfect night for her son.

“I wanted to get a taco before we got here, but we went to a bowling alley instead — and got nachos,” said Redding.

He decided that nachos were “almost” the same thing as tacos.

Kind of like the G League is to the NBA — except for the Tacko Fall factor.

Fall and Thibodeaux fought for a rebound during the first half.
Fall and Thibodeaux fought for a rebound during the first half.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

Michael Silverman can be reached at michael.silverman@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeSilvermanBB