A basketball player from French Guiana has taken the sports world by storm because of his unique name.
During the Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 team's recent international exhibition game against the G League Ignite, striker Steeve Ho You Fat made a name for himself.
However, while many people were interested in Ho You Fat's last name, it wasn't for his play.
According to NBA journalist John Hollinger of The Athletic, "Was waiting for America to find him tonight." "
Like, it's not until they've seen him play ten times that they even notice he spells Steve with two Es.
The NBA's top two prospects for the 2023 draft, Victor Wembanyama of the Metropolitans 92 and Scoot Henderson of the Ignite, were the focus of the first game of the series on Tuesday.
But simply by dressing up, Ho You Fat attracted just as much attention, if not more.
The Bisons have unveiled their 2023 game logo. The Ignite prevailed in the opening match, 122-115.
But if you speak with Shareef O'Neal of the Ignite, he could claim that Thursday night was his biggest triumph yet.
Following the Ignite's exhibition loss on Thursday, O'Neal, the son of Shaquille O'Neal of the Hall of Fame, exchanged jerseys with Ho You Fat.
O'Neal reportedly jokingly remarked, "$3 billion on ebay," as he exited the room, according to draft analyst Krysten Peek.
Ho You Fat replied to comedian Kevin Hart's reaction to a SportsCenter segment of the game.