Evan Fournier Has a Last Name You Should Never Google

Evan Fournier Has a Last Name You Should Never Google

Evan Fournier

One of the best known secrets in the NBA is that Evan Fournier has a last name that no one should ever Google because the sights might be a bit too rough on the eyes for those knowing what they’re doing.

It’s been an ongoing joke for quite a while. Just like Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter is he who shall not be named, Evan Fournier has turned into Evan don’t google for some, with the player himself joking about it, or maybe being completely serious when giving out the warning about using his last name in a search engine.

So what gives? Why is googling the last name of the French player, now with the Orlando Magic, so dangerous to your well being and eyesight?

Well, it’s because of Fournier gangrene,┬áan acute necrotic infection of (usually) the genitals of older men.┬áIt can also occur in women and children. It is more likely to occur in those with diabetes, alcoholics, or those who are immune compromised. It’s named after French venereologist, Jean Alfred Fournier following five cases he presented in clinical lectures in 1883, although it was first described by┬áBaurienne in 1764.

The early symptoms are usually fever or pain in the genital area, followed by┬árankness and smell of the affected tissues leading to full blown gangrene. [WARNING: Don’t press the link].┬áIt looks as awful as it sounds.

It can actually result in death when left untreated or through complications, and is the result of an infection by both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. There are measures to treat the disease, but the mortality rate is 40% but 78% if sepsis is already present at the time of initial hospital admission. Herod the Great and even Roman emperor Galerius may have suffered from the condition.

Fournier simply has a nasty last name when you connect it to the disease. The player himself is only 23, and is playing in his fourth NBA season, averaging 14.2 points per game this season on the Magic, his best since starting his NBA career.

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One response to “Evan Fournier Has a Last Name You Should Never Google”

  1. […] Fournier might be known for his last name being a quite nasty disease, but the 24-year old swingman has a good chance to be ranked a lot higher when we make the list another time. Through five NBA seasons, beginning in Denver and now playing for the Orlando Magic, he has averaged 12.3 points while shooting 37.9% from three. A young star in France before joining the NBA in 2012, he averaged 17.2 points a night with the Magic last season, and is locked in a $17 million per season deal through 2020-2021. He has a bronze medal with France in the 2014 FIBA world cup and a bronze medal from the 2015 Eurobasket. […]

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