Steeve Ho You Fat is winding down his basketball profession, on the veteran age of 34. But that does not stop NBA fans from dreaming to see him retire in the USA. The rationale is straightforward: his last name.
A clip online went viral of an ESPN announcer covering an exhibition game today between French LNB Pro A team Metropolitans 92 and the NBA G League Ignite. The exhibition took place in Henderson, Nevada. Scouts from throughout were in attendance to observe 18-year old #1 Draft pick prospect Victor Wembanyama in motion.
The announcer revelled in the prospect to narrate a missed three-pointer by the person of the hour: “Ho You Fat with the three. That’s that man’s name, don’t tweet at me.”
But fans who watched the sport were more impressed with veteran Ho You Fat than anything and the jersey that bore his last name.
An incredible name, but mediocre stats in LNB Pro A
Steeve Ho You Fat was born in Cayenne, the capital of South American country French Guiana. He’s a 6’6 power forward who has at all times played in France.
Sadly for NBA fans, Ho You Fat’s statistics are too discreet to be a star in France, let alone the NBA. He has a profession average of two.7 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.3 steals.