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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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736 521
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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696 293
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
MarcosSuarez added Muhammad Ali age 75

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469 455
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
JaVale McGee age 27

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465 417
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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357 149
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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316 189
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Mike Tyson age 51

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381 511
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dennis Rodman age 56

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617 540
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Steve Nash age 43

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609 517
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Blake Griffin age 28

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544 517
Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Brian Wilson age 33

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413 322
Aaron Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Aaron Rodgers age 34

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391 508
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Dwight Howard age 32

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141 62
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
NVGLeopard added Conor McGregor

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375 398
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
LeBron James age 33

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211 95
Terry Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
that1chick added Terry Bradshaw age 69

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432 387
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Jared Allen age 35

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181 113
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added Deion Sanders age 50

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131 77
John McEnroe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
wiabux added John McEnroe age 58

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349 428
Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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269 321
Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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260 361
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added Larry Bird age 61

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110 52
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
theebrycehardiman added Magic Johnson age 58

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211 293
Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Joe Namath age 74

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263 341
Clay Matthews III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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284 413
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Durant age 29

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167 154
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Chris Bosh age 31

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154 245
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Kevin Love age 29

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89 88
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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Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
sean-miller added Zlatan Ibrahimović age 34

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Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Kevin Garnett age 41

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

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32 15
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added Kenny Smith age 50

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Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
fabfive8307 added Gary Payton age 49

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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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31 24
Pedro Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Bpbanks added Pedro Martinez

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104 124
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
jmancaldwell added Terrell Owens age 44

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67 135
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
tbb911 added Floyd Mayweather Jr. age 40

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89 177
Andre Agassi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Andre Agassi age 47

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109 170
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
gamedemon24 added Chael Sonnen age 40

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136 245
Clinton Portis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Mario Barwuah Balotelli is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
everitt14 added Stephen Curry age 29

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Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
-1453161762069 added Derek Jeter age 43

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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
Tom Derr added Pete Rose age 76

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Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Professional Athletes
RobLein added Dick Butkus age 75