Like the good guard that he is, Steve Nash can always be relied on for an assist. That skill comes in handy off the court as well. Nash has a great sense of humor on his own, but he's always willing to help other people's funny projects as well. Most recently, he helped Baron Davis attempt a comeback. But he has held his own as well on numerous talk show appearances and a cameo in Like Mike (remember that one?).
Granted, Johnny Weir's humor may not be for everybody, but in a sport of soft music and pretty costumes, Weir has provided a few chuckles. His over-the-top attitude and his on-point commentary definitely helped spice up the Olympics this year. Photo: Instagram.com/johnnygweir
If, after a tennis match, people are asking you to do impressions during your post-match interview, then you've got talent, my friend. That's exactly what happens to tennis powerhouse Novak Djokovic. No one is off limits. Our favorite may be of Rafael Nadal. His impressions have been known to ruffle a few feathers on the tour, but who cares! As fans, we love them!
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This dude is not afraid to rock a mullet on the pitcher's mound. If that doesn't tell you he has a funny sense of humor, than what will? Texas Rangers' pitcher Derek Holland has been known to pull off pranks in the clubhouse and is always up for a wacky promotional video. He's even scored a cameo in the sequel to Dumb and Dumber. Photo: Screenshot via MLB.com
Some may call soccer star Mario Balotelli cocky, but we call him funny. He's obviously very into himself. He recently joined Instagram and proceeded to post nothing but selfies. But he does it with a sense of humor. He's known to pull pranks on his teammates, and once when he was asked why he was carrying a large sum of money by a police officer, he replied "Because I’m rich." And perhaps the best example of his funniness was when he set his house on fire by shooting fireworks in his bathroom. He then proceeded to become the spokesperson for fireworks safety in Manchester.
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The fact that Chris Bosh kind of looks like a velociraptor is funny enough, but there is so much more to the often-overlooked child of the Miami Heat. He's practically responsible for the videobombing craze happening in the NBA, and he did a guest stint on Parks and Recreation along with a string of other cameos. Also, here are 23 more things Bosh looks like, just for fun.
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The Denver Nuggets center may be most known for his errors in judgment on the court that constantly land him on "Shaqtin' A Fool", but the dude is actually funny, too. He's had some humorous moments on social media, including the time he dominated a kid at arcade basketball and the time he went grocery shopping using a motorized cart. Photo: Instagram.com/javalemcgee_34
Lin is known for more than just "Linsanity" during his time with the New York Knicks. The Lakers guard is always cracking jokes and putting together something creative on social media. Last year, he showed that all of his friends believe he has "Changed, Bro."
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Deion Sanders has always been a showman. On and off the field, the man knows how to entertain. Viewers caught a glimpse of his fun-loving nature on his reality show Deion's Family Playbook and during his stint as host of Saturday Night Live in 1995. Sanders even has a whole other comedic personality: Leon Sandcastle. Normally, it's usually not a good thing when an athlete has multiple personalities, but in this case, it's pretty damn funny!
As one of the most famous faces in racing, Jeff Gordon has gone to great lengths to hide his identity pulling off some funny pranks. His Pepsi ads feature him all tattooed up driving away from the cops. He's also played "Jeffrey" on the television show I Get That a Lot where he basically had to convince people he was an average Joe and not Jeff Gordon. And like many others on this list, Gordon has hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2003 and has appeared in numerous cameos over the years.
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While Novak Djokovic is funny and obviously deserving of his spot on this list, Andy Roddick had the tennis circuit cracking up with his impressions long before Jokavic was a household name. His status even landed him a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live in 2003. The guy wasn't even scared to confess his love of NSYNC publicly in the Adam Sandler movie Just Go with It. And that totally takes guts.
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Track and bobsled athlete Lolo Jones once commented that she has to use social media to build her brand and earn sponsorships. Well, mission accomplished. Her candor on Twitter and Instagram is definitely funny. From jokes about her virginity, perpetual single status and, umm, bodily functions, she knows how to earn a chuckle or two.
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The guy's nickname is Biz Nasty. Tell us that's not funny! The Phoenix Coyotes' Paul Bissonnette has one of the more entertaining Twitter feeds in the sports world. After a man trolled him every day via the social media site, Bissonnette responded by posting the man's arrest record. He’s also been known to post some interesting selfies. Basically, he's the guy you wish you were best friends with.
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has definitely used the Internet to his funny advantage. He successfully lobbied for a cameo on Parks and Recreation and an internship at Buzzfeed. He impressed us all with his Gatorade gulping abilities and doesn’t mind cracking jokes at fellow players' expense. Plus, he starred in a "Gangham Style" flash mob, you know, back when it was cool.
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Brady is as serious as Bill Belichick on the field. But unlike his head coach, the Patriots quarterback is always making people smile and laugh off the field and on Facebook. Brady has made guest appearances on Saturday Night Live and FOX's Family Guy. And he had his best acting performance yet in a "Funny or Die" sketch, and recently showed he's a great telemarketer.
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There was a reason former NFL quarterback and NFL on FOX commentator Terry Bradshaw was a filler on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Anytime a guest canceled, Bradshaw was one of the go-tos to fill in. He is hilarious and can hold his own against anybody. He'll do anything for a laugh, including showing the world his backside in the movie Failure to Launch.
Dallas superstar Dirk Nowitzki is always up for anything. Need examples, just look at some of the promotional videos the Mavs make him star in. Recently, he was on Conan giving the talk show host the official "Texas Citizens Test" and totally held his own against the professional comedian. On the court, he's been known to contribute some hilarious moments, even at the expense of security guards.
True, there may be plenty of reasons to not like Dwight Howard (especially if you're a Magic or Laker fan), but the dude has provided many laughs over the years. From his impeccable impressions to his on-court dance moves, he sure knows how to entertain. Like his fellow cohorts, Howard has had a string of cameos in television, film and viral videos. But perhaps the funniest thing about Howard are his free throws.
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Golf certainly isn't known as a laugh factory, but the Golf Boys, aka Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane and Hunter Mahan, have provided some LOL-worthy moments over the years. Most notably, their two charity videos. We can also thank them for making "Dufnering" a craze.
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Sometimes we laugh at Chuck, but most of the time, we laugh with him. What makes Charles so great is he can poke fun at himself, too. His accent may be turrible, but he'll be the first to laugh it off. Plus, he was in Space Jam, so you know he has to have a sense of humor.
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Peyton and Eli Manning are pretty funny on their own, but their true funny power comes when they team up together. Each of them has hosted Saturday Night Live, but they are really known for their commercials. Who could forget the duo in "Football on Your Phone"? (OK. Maybe that one wasn't so good, but their collective body of work overshines it.) Peyton probably edges Eli out in overall funny, but they're brothers, and brothers stick together.
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Being retired has not curbed the big man's sense of humor. During his playing days, Shaq would entertain by adopting new nicknames (The Big Aristotle) and careers (Sheriff Shaq), dancing and keeping reporters on their toes. Now that he has more time on his hands, he's been able to increase the shenanigans. Plus the evolving role of social media has only made it better.