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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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2,158 510
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

2
1,529 580
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

3
858 382
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
MarcosSuarez added Muhammad Ali age 76

4
885 648
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

5
617 549
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
JaVale McGee age 30

6
584 491
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

7
454 210
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

8
448 260
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Mike Tyson age 52

9
459 599
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dennis Rodman age 57

10
692 567
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Blake Griffin age 29

11
680 595
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Steve Nash age 44

12
517 376
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Aaron Rodgers age 35

13
520 468
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
LeBron James age 34

14
464 560
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dwight Howard age 33

The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

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248 104
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
NVGLeopard added Conor McGregor

16
568 568
Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Brian Wilson age 36

17
255 128
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
that1chick added Terry Bradshaw age 70

18
234 134
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added Deion Sanders age 51

19
459 417
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Jared Allen age 36

20
138 64
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added Larry Bird age 62

21
395 452
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

The Best Hotel Chains

22
153 65
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
theebrycehardiman added Magic Johnson age 59

23
291 338
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

24
288 383
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

25
144 95
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added John McEnroe age 59

26
210 166
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Chris Bosh age 34

27
295 355
Clay Matthews III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

28
329 450
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Durant age 30

The Hottest Funny Women

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221 308
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Joe Namath age 75

30
179 257
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Love age 30

31
77 23
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
liplip added David Ortiz age 43

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58 25
Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
RobLein added Bob Uecker age 83

33
81 41
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
sean-miller added Zlatan Ibrahimović age 37

34
95 97
John Salley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added John Salley age 54

35
84 43
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Kevin Garnett age 42

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
84 45
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
everitt14 added Stephen Curry age 30

37
45 27
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added Kenny Smith age 53

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118 135
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
jmancaldwell added Terrell Owens age 45

39
40 28
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added Gary Payton age 50

40
120 180
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
gamedemon24 added Chael Sonnen age 41

41
34 39
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
julian-matthias added Thomas Müller age 29

42
76 150
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Floyd Mayweather Jr. age 41

The Funniest Athlete Tweets

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20 36
Alex Karras is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
madamsundin added Alex Karras Died at 77 (1935-2012)

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35 31
Pedro Martinez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added Pedro Martinez

45
140 251
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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39 21
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
RobLein added Dick Butkus age 76

47
93 139
Mario Barwuah Balotelli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
dwightpato added Mario Barwuah Balotelli age 28 - 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 ...

48
90 186
Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Andre Agassi age 48

49
88 172
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

50
32 44
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Manny Pacquiáo age 40