Basketball player goes viral for his wild last name
One basketball player drew widespread attention among hoops fans on Tuesday night due to his name.
ESPN2 aired a game between the G League Ignite and Metropolitans 92, which is a team that plays in France’s highest-tier league. The game was billed as a showcase between Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama, who are among the top prospects for the 2023 NBA Draft.
But it was another player who stole the show on social media.
The Metropolitans have a player named Steeve Ho You Fat. That’s not some sort of And1 Mixtape Tour nickname either. That’s his real name.
Ho You Fat is a 34-year-old forward from Cayenne, French Guiana. He is in his second season with the Metros and averaging 2.7 points per game this season.
Once American fans got a hold of his name, it was all over.
— The Dark Nook FX (@DarkNookShop) October 5, 2022
Man, gas is almost $5 a gallon, we're about to have World War III, and the economy's in shambles, but I'm glad to be alive in a world where there's a dude named General Booty in NCAA Football & a dude named Steeve Ho You Fat in basketball. I truly feel blessed🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
— The Khemist – WLTH 1370AM/92.7FM #GodBlessLabor (@thekhemistlives) October 5, 2022
Ho you fat climbing draft boards across the country! pic.twitter.com/xiXPqJOdF5
— Old Row Sports (@OldRowSports) October 5, 2022
You’re here for Wemby vs Scoot.
We’re here for HO YOU FAT.
— THE UNCONTESTED PODCAST (@The_Uncontested) October 5, 2022
Who changed Steeve Ho You Fat’s position to “weight management counselor” 💀 pic.twitter.com/cx6NE1EoTs
— 17Minutes (@17minutes_eth) October 5, 2022
i thought this would be a photo shop but meat 34 year old french player steeve ho you fat a 6'8" power forward for some european team pic.twitter.com/pqgEhJdrhA
— bolty (@AmbJohnBoIton) October 5, 2022
How are we just now finding out about Steeve Ho You Fat? That’s the greatest name of all time
— Sabbatino Schofield (@Miserable_PhD) October 5, 2022
I NEED A HO YOU FAT JERSEY NOW! pic.twitter.com/lXo3CjrHeG
— IG: @NiceKicksDez (@DezWeNeedMoore) October 5, 2022
What do you think Ho You Fat’s sister is named?