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List Rules Only the athletes who are the biggest jokesters. No unintentional humor

The funniest professional athletes are the stars of the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL who don't just amaze fans with their athletic skills but also keep their fans and teammates laughing with their jokes, antics and other assorted hilarity. Should these pro athletes ever need a second job or a new career once their football, baseball, basketball or hockey days end, comedy or entertainment would be a great choice.

For the most part, fans see what the athletes do on the field as they watch games in person or on television but on rare occasions we get a glimpse into how these beloved sports stars act in real life. Some athletes make that easy with their constant tweeting, like New England Patriots wide out Chad Ochocinco, the NHL's best fourth-liner Paul Bissonnette and retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal. These guys aren't just some of the most followed and most active athletes on Twitter but also easily the funniest athletes on Twitter.

Going beyond social media, other athletes let fans into their lighter side with special appearances and other online fan interactions. Baller Steve Nash, mullet-lover Jared Allen and all-star pitcher C.J. Wilson are all frequent stars of their own YouTube videos where they do all kinds of wacky things. MLB player Brian Wilson, whose beard alone could get a laugh, has also starred in hilarious videos, in between other antics like showing up to the ESPY Awards in a spandex tuxedo and filming funny commercials.

Others have more of a subtle sense of humor that comes out in small doses during media appearances and locker room interviews. There is however a trend for impersonations, just as Dwight Howard, who can do a mean impersonation of coach Stan Van Gundy, or Pittsburgh Steeler Crezdon Butler who can do a hilarious impersonation of coach Mike Tomlin.

However these athletes are funny, they show us a softer, more human side of our favorite sports stars. Since we can't get all of our favorites athletes to share their lives with reality shows, these brief looks into their lives, whether it's scripted comedy or just them being their funny selves, will have to do.
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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Muhammad Ali age 75

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Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
JaVale McGee age 27

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Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Steve Nash age 43

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Blake Griffin age 26

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Mike Tyson age 51

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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dennis Rodman age 56

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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Brian Wilson age 35

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Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Aaron Rodgers age 32

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dwight Howard age 32

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Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Jared Allen age 35

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
LeBron James age 31

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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Deion Sanders age 50

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Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Conor McGregor

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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
John McEnroe age 58

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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Larry Bird age 61

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Durant age 29

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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Chris Bosh age 33

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Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Joe Namath age 74

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Clay Matthews III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Love age 27

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John Salley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
John Salley age 51

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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Magic Johnson age 58

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Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Andre Agassi age 47

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Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Chael Sonnen age 40

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Mario Barwuah Balotelli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Mario Barwuah Balotelli age 27 - He was caught trespassing at a women's prison in Italy (October 2010) He racked up $300,000 in team fines last season (2010-11) He racked up $10,000 in parking tickets, and had his Maserati impounded 27 times (2010) He ...

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Ryan Dempster is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Ryan Dempster age 38

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Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Garnett age 41

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Tim Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Tim Kennedy age 29

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
David Ortiz age 42

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Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bob Uecker age 81

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Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Johnny Damon age 42

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Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kenny Smith age 50

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Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Gary Payton age 49

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Paul Bissonnette is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Derek Holland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Derek Holland age 29

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Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dick Butkus age 75

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Heath Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Heath Bell age 38