15 Funny Athletes on Social Media

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Athletes are envied by of a lot of people for their athletic ability. Others envy them for their charm and charisma. Some athletes are envied for their ability to make people laugh.  There are a few athletes who are known for being funny guys just as much as they are known for dominating in their respective sports. For most of them social media seems to be the outlet for their comedy. Twitter and Instagram seem to be the choice channels. I’m sure some of these guys were voted class clown in high school.

Floyd Mayweather Floyd Mayweather is arguably the greatest fighter still in the ring. He is the world’s highest earning athlete and isn’t afraid to show it. On his Instagram he has plenty of pictures of him wearing the most expensive threads, luxurious cars, and well his actual cash. In between of the images of his lavish life Floyd likes to joke around from time to time. He posted this meme that got plenty of laughs a few months ago before his fight with Manny Pacquiao was announced.

Chad Ocho Cinco Chad Ocho Cinco is one of the most vibrant personalities in the NFL, which is the reason is career has been derailed. None the less Ocho Cinco is a funny guy. Even his last name, which he legally changed from Johnson, is funny. He was number one on CNBC’s “Most Influential Athletes On Social Media” list. Though he is funny his jokes and antics have landed him in trouble a few times. On his Instagram you can see plenty of selfies taken with a selfie stick, him talking to a mannequin or riding in a shopping cart.

James Harden James Harden was apart of Team USA during the recent Olympics and his Instagram feed blew up during the that time. The guy with the iconic beard and cool sense of fashion can be seen having a good laugh with teammates, friends and family whether it is at his or someone else expense. The Houston Rockets’ power forward boasts one of the most absorbing feeds around.

Anthony Davis  Anthony Davis was the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft. He came to the league with a joke about himself, which was sort of a gimmick. His connected eye brows caught the attention of everyone. He even coined the phrase “Fear the Brow” to market himself. His Instagram is full of Davis making funny faces and showing his now trademark uni-brow. He is also not afraid to dress as a Japanese sushi chef if you need him to.


Nate Robinson The Chicago Bulls point guard blends goofy and artsy with his behind-the-scenes pics and liberal use of Instagram’s filters. Being that short in a tall man’s game he either has to be really mean or really funny and enjoyable. His Instagram shows that he’s the latter. Nate is always taking goofy pictures with his kids and posting hilarious memes.

Ryan Whitney  Ryan Whitney is a professional hockey player with Hockey Club Sochi in the Continental Hockey League but played for four teams in the NHL previously. It may come to you as a surprise that hockey players are some pretty funny guys despite the aggression they display on the ice. Ryan is one of those jokers. His twitter feed is riddle with jokes and funny video like the one where he could not cut into the butter while having dinner at a restaurant.

LeBron James LeBron James is arguably the best player in the NBA right now. He is one of the most entertaining athletes off the court as well. With 9 million Instagram flowers and 20 million twitter followers he would have to be. James is not a stranger to having a good time and making people laugh. He isn’t afraid to make fun of himself at times.

Hunter Pence Hunter Pence is an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants. He was a member of the Giants for the 2012 and 2014 World Series. Pence stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds, and has one of the best personalities in major league baseball. His Instagram shows just how lively and quirky he is. I think this picture he took with Steve Perry sums that all up.

Brandon McCarthy  Brandon McCarthy is the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dogers. Fairly new to the city of Las Angeles McCarthy is still learning his way around. His Twitter time line has an account of all the new and wonderful things he has learn about LA, as well his commentary of television commercials. His tweets are bound to get at least a few chuckles out of you.

Usain Bolt Usain Bolt is the fastest man alive. Bolt clocked in 19.59 seconds on a 200 meter sprint in 2009 earning that title. On top of being the fastest man, he has six gold medals. With accolades like that, I can see why he has little bit of a flashy lifestyle. Bolt also has a sense of humor and is not afraid to put himself in a funny situation or in lederhosen.

Marshawn Lynch  Marshawn Lynch is not a man of many words but that’s what makes him so funny. The Seattle Seahawks’ running back is known for answering questions from the press with the same response. That has turned into a meme that has become very popular on Instagram. His Twitter account is where he spends time his time interacting with fans.

Brett Anderson  MLB pitcher Brett Anderson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dogers. Anderson regularly tweets funny observations about sports, pop culture and life. No sport, TV show or athlete is off limits to Brett. You are sure to I can only imagine how him and Brandon McCarthy keep the team in stitches in the dugout.

Robert Luongo Robert Luongo is a goalie in the NHL for the Florida Panthers. Luongo is a decorated hockey player being a two-time NHL Second All-Star and a winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy. His fans love him for being a source of entertainment off the ice too. He is famous for mocking himself while mixing in hysterical one-liners on his Instagram. One of his most hilarious post is the mocking of Kim Kardashian’s PAPER magazine cover.

Shaquille O’Neal Shaq is a legendary NBA player and a legendary joker. His Twitter time line is full of tweets heckling and joking with fellow NBA alumni Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley. His Instagram is full of comedic gold. Shaq can be seen tickling funny bones one Match Madness commercial that are frequently being aired.

Jason Kipnis  Jason Kipnis is the second baseman for the Cleveland Indians. A decent baseball player, Kipnis is even more liked on Twitter with 124,000 followers. He has a sense of humor that not everyone can get with. If you like dry and a little bit creepy humor than Kipnis should be on your following list. When he’s not tweeting about sports he’s joking.