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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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1,235 462
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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690 479
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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639 271
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
MarcosSuarez added Muhammad Ali age 75

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423 424
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
JaVale McGee age 27

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419 392
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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329 135
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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596 519
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Steve Nash age 43

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357 484
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dennis Rodman age 56

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279 172
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Mike Tyson age 51

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583 494
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Blake Griffin age 28

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532 498
Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Brian Wilson age 33

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368 307
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Aaron Rodgers age 34

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364 492
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dwight Howard age 32

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339 361
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
LeBron James age 33

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196 85
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
that1chick added Terry Bradshaw age 69

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Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
NVGLeopard added Conor McGregor

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428 370
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Jared Allen age 35

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169 100
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added Deion Sanders age 50

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339 418
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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257 309
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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117 73
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added John McEnroe age 56

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252 347
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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72 37
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added Larry Bird age 59

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205 285
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Joe Namath age 72

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91 43
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
theebrycehardiman added Magic Johnson age 58

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275 399
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Durant age 29

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154 147
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Chris Bosh age 31

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249 335
Clay Matthews III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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150 235
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Love age 29

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82 83
John Salley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added John Salley age 51

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
liplip added David Ortiz age 42

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Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added Kenny Smith age 50

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31 10
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added Gary Payton age 47

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49 29
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Kevin Garnett age 41

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40 27
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
sean-miller added Zlatan Ibrahimović age 34

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35 13
Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
RobLein added Bob Uecker age 81

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24 23
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
julian-matthias added Thomas Müller age 28

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28 20
Pedro Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added Pedro Martinez

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63 124
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Floyd Mayweather Jr. age 40

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107 164
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
gamedemon24 added Chael Sonnen age 40

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88 171
Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Andre Agassi age 47

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136 239
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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85 123
Mario Barwuah Balotelli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
dwightpato added 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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98 120
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
jmancaldwell added Terrell Owens age 42

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83 159
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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27 12
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
RobLein added Dick Butkus age 73

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31 23
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
everitt14 added Stephen Curry age 29

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77 197
Ryan Dempster is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Ryan Dempster age 38

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95 244
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Johnny Damon age 42