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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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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
MarcosSuarez added age 77
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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
age 31
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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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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added age 53
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Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 58
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Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 45
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Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
NVGLeopard added Conor McGregor
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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 30
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 35
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Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 36
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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 34
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Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
that1chick added age 71
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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 37
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Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added age 52
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Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
sean-miller added age 38
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Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added age 63
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Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
theebrycehardiman added age 60
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John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added age 60
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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
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Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
age 37