French basketball player Steeve Ho You Fat becomes an overnight sensation on Twitter for his memorable last name after playing for Metropolitans 92 in NBA G League
- Ho You Fat, 34, came off the bench for the Metropolitans 92 in the fourth quarter
- He scored six points in 17 minutes against the NBA G League Ignite in a friendly
- That’s more than his season average of 2.7 points per game in the French league
- Tuesday’s match also saw Victor Wembaynama take on Scoot Henderson
- Both players are tipped to be the first two picks of the 2023 NBA Draft
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A player from last night’s exhibition game between the NBA G League Ignite and the Metropolitans 92 unexpectedly stole the limelight from the top two rookies of the 2023 draft, all thanks to his memorable last name.
Steeve Ho You Fat, 34, came off the bench for the French team in the fourth quarter and started buzzing all over NBA Twitter after the play-by-play announcer said his last name for the first time of the evening.
‘Ho You Fat with the three. Yes, I just said that,’ one of ESPN’s broadcasters said on live TV. ‘That’s that man’s name. Don’t tweet at me. I don’t want a tweet from anybody, that’s the man’s name.’
Steve Ho You Fat’s name went viral as soon as he came on for the Metropolitans 92 last night
He scored six points in 17 minutes against the NBA G League Ignite in a Las Vegas friendly
The six-foot-eight inches power forward is originally from French Guiana but plies his trade in the French LNBA Pro A League and scored six points in 17 minutes of action for the Metropolitans 92.
That’s more than his season average of 2.7 points per game this season. On Tuesday night, he was three-for-four shooting from the field, missing his only three-pointer (0/1) of the game.
Ho You Fat has been played for the Metropolitans 92 since 2021, altering his time between clubs in France’s top division (the Pro A League) and its second tier (Pro League B).
He has featured for seven teams through his career, including Cholet Basketball, Olympique Antibes and ALM Evreux Basket, where Spurs legend Boris Bowen played between 1994-1995.
The matchup between Scoot Henderson (left) Victor Wembanyama (right) did not disappoint
Tuesday night’s exhibition match in Las Vegas also featured seven-foot-four French prospect Victor Wembaynama, of the Metropolitans 92, and Scoot Henderson, of the G League Ignite.
Both players are tipped to be the first two picks of the 2023 NBA Draft and are rated as five-star recruits by ESPN.
Henderson, 18, finished the game with 28 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the 122-115 win for the G League Ignite, while Wembanyama registered 37 points, five blocks and four rebounds for his team.
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