Funniest Athletes of All Time

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11. Terry Crews
> League: NFL
> Team: Washington Redskins

Terry Crews only played a handful of games in the NFL in three seasons, but his acting career has flourished. Crews first showed off his comedic chops by singing the Vanessa Carlton song “A Thousand Miles” in the Wayans Brothers film “White Chicks.” He’s gone on to have hilarious roles in films like “Idiocracy” and “The Longest Yard” and TV shows like “Brooklyn 99” and “Everybody Hates Chris.”

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10. Rickey Henderson
> League: MLB
> Team: Oakland Athletics

Rickey Henderson holds the all time MLB record for stolen bases — and maybe also for the most hilarious quotes and stories. He reportedly used to check in to hotels under aliases like Richard Pryor and Luther Vandross. Another story tells that after Henderson was told he could sit wherever he wanted on the bus because he had tenure, he replied ” Ten years? Rickey’s been playing at least 16, 17 years.” Henderson was known to refer to himself in the third person, and before each game, he reportedly would stand nude in front of a mirror for several minutes, saying “Rickey’s the best” over and over.

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9. Aaron Rodgers
> League: NFL
> Team: Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers is well known for his commercial work with State Farm. His amusing spots with the insurance company have run during football games for years. But before he was even a starter, Rodgers got in front of the camera by photobombing teammates on the sidelines of Packers games. Rodgers is also quite amusing online, razzing teammates, and showing his appreciation for a good mid range jumper via his Twitter account.

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8. Shaquille O’Neal
> League: NBA
> Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Even after his retirement from the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal has remained a fixture on TV screens. Along with his ubiquitous work as a commercial pitchman, Shaq has made several cameos in films and shows, while hosting the entertaining “Inside the NBA” show on TNT. Along with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson, O’Neal breaks down NBA action with plenty of laughs, including his “Shaqtin’ a Fool” segment, which highlights the worst blunders in the league.

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7. Patrick Sharp
> League: NHL
> Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Patrick Sharp will always be remembered by fans as a three-time Stanley Cup winner for the Chicago Blackhawks. But his teammates may be more familiar with his impish pranks. The left winger has soaked teammates with buckets of water, had room service send absurd breakfast orders to others, and messed with rookies by relocating their luggage — and those are just the gags we know about.

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