- Wake Forest basketball coach Steve Forbes was the victim of a case of mistaken identity.
- Someone on Twitter messaged him thinking he is the editor of Forbes magazine.
- Read more news about social media here.
Steve Forbes is the editor-in-chief of the business magazine Forbes. He is the son of longtime Forbes publisher Malcolm Forbes. In fact, his full name is Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Jr. He also ran unsuccessfully for President in 1996 and 2000.
Steve Forbes is the head coach of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men’s college basketball team. He also been the head coach at East Tennessee State and Northwest Florida State, and served as an assistant coach at Wichita State, Texas A&M, Illinois State, Louisiana Tech, and Idaho.
They are not the same people.
This is a fact that someone on Twitter was not aware of when they tweeted at the Wake Forest basketball coach about an article that appeared in Forbes magazine.
“@Forbes @ForbesWakeHoops You will never be a trusted source again when this happens,” the person tweeted.
— SCM_Magilla (@SCM_Magilla) June 1, 2022
Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes had a little fun with a case of mistaken identity
Rather than ignore the mistake and just move on with his life, the Wake Forest decided to shoot the person on Twitter back a quick message.
“Wrong Forbes, I coach basketball and don’t know anything about the magazine business…” he tweeted.
Others also had a little fun at the expense of the person guilty of mistaken identity.
Please double check the tweet accounts of people before you hit send.
— Romelle Slaughter II (@RHS76) June 1, 2022
Forbes, the basketball coach, then comically responded to the several people who were making jokes about the error.
And you shouldn’t
— Steve Forbes (@ForbesWakeHoops) June 1, 2022
Seems like a fairly good reason to not be a trusted source to me.
— Stickboy46 (@Stickboy46) June 1, 2022
I love that you replied to this. Go Deacs!
— drew wozniak (@WozniakDrew) June 1, 2022
On the plus side for Steve Forbes, the basketball coach, at least the man he was confused with didn’t slap anyone during a live telecast of a major awards ceremony.
— Will Smith (@willsmith) March 28, 2022