Comedy The Funniest Professional Athletes  

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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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1,785 706
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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1,060 511
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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784 675
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 30

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588 285
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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718 586
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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599 366
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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563 693
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 57

10
755 672
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 44

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765 667
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 29

12
602 457
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 35

13
662 573
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 34

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532 639
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 33

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335 181
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
NVGLeopard added Conor McGregor

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310 176
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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598 625
Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 36

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289 179
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added age 51

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351 381
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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209 103
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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449 501
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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191 114
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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481 464
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 36

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332 435
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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180 133
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added age 59

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129 74
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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255 205
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 34

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118 52
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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322 392
Clay Matthews III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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365 522
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 30

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242 342
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 75

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207 302
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 30

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84 51
Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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119 73
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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132 98
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
everitt14 added age 30

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112 126
John Salley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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62 54
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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67 53
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added age 53

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142 163
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
jmancaldwell added age 45

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115 156
Mario Barwuah Balotelli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
dwightpato added 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 "pranked" youth players by throwing darts at them (March 2011) He got Man City eliminated from the Europa League by getting a red card for a karate kick (March 2011)
A little boy on the street told Mario he was being picked on, so Balotelli went to his school and confronted the bully (May 2011)
He couldn't figure out how to put on a warm-up bib during a game (May 2011)
He was benched for showboating and missing a wide-open goal in L.A. (July 2011)
He burned down his bathroom after shooting fireworks from his window (October 2011)
He stomped on an opponent's head (January 2012)
He had a mock sword fight at an Indian restaurant while violating curfew (December 2011)
He stopped at a local high school, used the bathroom and left (January 2012)
As a 19-year-old at Inter Milan, Balotelli appeared on Italian comedy show Striscia la noticia and was presented with the shirt of the club’s bitter city rivals AC Milan (March 2010)

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63 56
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
RobLein added age 76

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92 182
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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130 209
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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24 27
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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147 271
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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50 67
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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103 213
Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 48

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49 52
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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37 52
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Tom Derr added age 77