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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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1,688 650
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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979 453
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
MarcosSuarez added Muhammad Ali age 76

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981 740
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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720 626
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
JaVale McGee age 30

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667 545
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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533 254
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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534 317
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Mike Tyson age 52

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520 653
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dennis Rodman age 57

10
726 637
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Steve Nash age 44

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737 624
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Blake Griffin age 29

12
568 424
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Aaron Rodgers age 35

13
611 529
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
LeBron James age 34

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508 596
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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304 140
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
NVGLeopard added Conor McGregor

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589 599
Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Brian Wilson age 36

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291 154
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
that1chick added Terry Bradshaw age 70

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269 157
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added Deion Sanders age 51

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475 439
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Jared Allen age 36

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430 476
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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170 89
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added Larry Bird age 62

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189 82
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
theebrycehardiman added Magic Johnson age 59

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319 357
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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313 403
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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166 110
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added John McEnroe age 59

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240 183
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Chris Bosh age 34

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103 33
David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
liplip added David Ortiz age 43

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310 369
Clay Matthews III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

The Hottest Funny Women

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199 277
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Love age 30

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234 322
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Joe Namath age 75

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352 493
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Durant age 30

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102 54
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
sean-miller added Zlatan Ibrahimović age 37

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69 35
Bob Uecker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
RobLein added Bob Uecker age 83

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105 53
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Kevin Garnett age 42

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112 70
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
everitt14 added Stephen Curry age 30

37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball

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104 109
John Salley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added John Salley age 54

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62 33
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added Kenny Smith age 53

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132 145
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
jmancaldwell added Terrell Owens age 45

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53 26
Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
RobLein added Dick Butkus age 76

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34 33
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Tom Derr added Pete Rose age 77

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46 36
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added Gary Payton age 50

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84 164
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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126 193
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
gamedemon24 added Chael Sonnen age 41

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44 52
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Manny Pacquiáo age 40

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144 258
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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97 195
Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Andre Agassi age 48

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41 40
Pedro Martinez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added Pedro Martinez

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23 45
Alex Karras is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
madamsundin added Alex Karras Died at 77 (1935-2012)

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36 43
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
-1453161762069 added Derek Jeter age 44

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94 179
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes