You never know what funny quote is going to come out of Shaq's mouth. As he once said, "Like toothpaste and toilet paper...I'm proven to be good." The Cleveland Cavs center has nicknames such as The Big Aristotle, Superman, Shaq Fu, and the Big Diesel. At the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend, he started a break-dancing contest with LeBron James and Dwight Howard. To get a glimpse of his personality check out his TV show, "Shaq Versus."
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Where do we start with Agent Zero? Arenas is the king of pranks -- no teammate is safe from being clowned with him around. He also had a funny blog on NBA.com. Washington's point guard has also taken post- and in-game rituals to another level. When he was a Golden State Warrior early in his career, he reportedly took a shower with his clothes on during halftime of a game -- then played the second half in a soaking wet uniform.
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Manning was considered boring early in his career, but no one thinks now. The Indianaoplis Colts QB has made a number of hilarious commercials the past few years. Ourfavorite: The MasterCard one where he cheers on people at their day jobs, such as yelling to a butcher, "Cut that meat! Cut that meat!"
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To see Howard's goofy personality, check out the October issue of SI KIDS -- the Orlando Magic center loves to ham it up during photo shoots. Howard also made NBA fans laugh when he dressed up like Superman during the 2008 slam-dunk contest. Shortly afterward, he made people gasp in awe at the dunk he threw down.
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Portis is one of the biggest goofballs in the NFL. He used to sometimes wear funny costumes when doing interviews. Colored wigs, huge sunglasses, wacky shirts.Washington's star running back didn't hold back in trying to get a laugh out of his audience.
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From sporting a blond Mohawk to keeping a checklist of defensive backs that he burned, Cincinnati's talkative wideout has been no stranger to wacky antics. "Have I ever had a reason for why I do what I do? I'm having fun," he once said. Last year Number 85 for the Cincinnati Bengals legally changed his last name from Johnson to his nickname, Ochocinco.
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The 22-year-old tennis star from is known for doing spot-on impressions of Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Roddick. His best one is of Sharapova, in which he pretends to brush back his hair before serving.
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As an outfielder for the 2004 Boston Red Sox, Damon came up the nickname that immortalized the fun-loving team: The Idiots. With his long hair and scraggly beard, Damon provided comic relief during a time when the Sox were under intense pressure to win their first World Series in 86 years.
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