Basketball news 2022: Steeve Ho You Fat goes viral for his unforgettable name

An unforgettable name stole the show during Tuesday’s exhibition game between the G League Ignite and Metropolitans 92.

Steeve Ho You Fat, a 34-year-old French forward for the Metropolitans 92, had the internet buzzing over his moniker.

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Even the broadcasters calling the game in Las Vegas shared a laugh while pronouncing his last name.

“Ho You Fat with the three,” one of the broadcasters said in the fourth quarter.

“Yes, I just said that. That’s that man’s name. Don’t tweet at me.”

Ho You Fat, a 203cm French Guiana native, scored six points on 3-for-4 shooting from the field in 17 minutes of play for the Metropolitans 92.

Ho Yo Fat is in his second season with the Metros — which is a team that plays in France’s top-tier pro basketball league LNB Pro A — and is averaging 2.7 points per game this season.

The game was ticketed as a showcase between G League Ignite player Scoot Henderson and 7-foot-4 Victor Wembanyama of the Metropolitans 92, who are among the top prospects for the 2023 NBA Draft.

Henderson recorded 28 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the GLI’s 122-115 win. Wembanyama tallied 37 points, five blocks and four rebounds.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission

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