It’s pronounced Kuh-nay-guh.
Noah Knigga, the high school sports standout, has garnered widespread attention on the internet, not just for his athletic achievements but also for the curiosity surrounding his last name. In a recent interview with Robert Griffin III, the athlete and his family addressed the burning question about the pronunciation of their surname.
The social media realm has had a field day with this phenomenon, generating numerous jokes as the name closely resembles a word that could potentially lead to controversies and cancellations.
Even during the Q&A with RGIII, there were light-hearted moments as he playfully asked the Kniggas if they’ve ever been to Paris, referencing the famous Jay-Z and Kanye West song. For the record, the Kniggas have never visited the City of Lights.
Despite the playful banter, Noah, a junior at Lawrenceburg High in Indiana, is making a name for himself in the sports world. He is currently being recruited by multiple Division I schools for football and recently earned MVP honors in a basketball tournament over the weekend, showcasing that his athletic prowess is indeed noteworthy.
Who knows, perhaps Noah Knigga will eventually become a household name in the world of sports.