Yes, 'Ho You Fat' Is A Real Basketball Player's Last Name

In a game that featured two of the most sought-after basketball prospects in the world, it was another athlete who stole the spotlight because of his unusual name.

French basketball player Steeve Ho You Fat went viral immediately after American viewers spotted his jersey for the first time during ESPN’s broadcast on Tuesday night.

Several social media users refused to believe what they were seeing until they completed a quick internet search to verify that the player’s name is, indeed, real.


ESPN commentators were also having a lot of fun during the broadcast.

Tuesday’s game featured French basketball star Victor Wembanyama, who is widely expected to be the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA draft, according to ESPN.

Scoot Henderson, the projected No. 2 pick, also showed off his talents in Tuesday’s showdown.

Wembanyama’s Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 team faced Henderson’s G League Ignite in Henderson, Nevada, as stars such as Chris Paul and A’ja Wilson attended the game.