Top Five Athletes on Twitter Worth Following

Dan BentonCorrespondent IJuly 1, 2009

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 26:  Wide receiver Chad Johnson #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up for the game with the Houston Texans on October 26, 2008 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

As everyone knows by now, Twitter has become the "in thing."

Not only are your average Joe's (like me) using it to micro-blog/update their statuses, but now athletes, musicians, news organizations and other famous personalities have decided to do so as well. Hell, ever Barack Obama allegedly Tweets (or has some representatives do it).

But who are the best and most entertaining athletes to follow?

I've compiled a list of my top five...and you may actually be surprised by some of the names.

#5 - Sinorice Moss (WR, New York Giants)

Believe it or not, the Giants fourth-year wide receiver is completely worth a follow on Twitter. Not only is he very interactive with his followers, but he offers uplifting and positive insights on a daily basis.

#4 - Charlie Villanueva (FA, NBA)

Like Sinorice Moss, Villanueva is extremely interactive and occasionally offers up some contests and giveaways. He also doesn't shy away from discussing NBA-related news, his free agency and other things you see athletes frequently avoid.

#3 - Rob Dyrdek (Professional Skateboarder)

Many people will argue that skateboarding is not a sport and therefore Dyrdek is not an athlete, but I disagree. Not only do I consider Dyrdek an athlete, I consider him a very entertaining one. Sure, his Tweets may come with a little advertisement here and there, but it doesn't take away from his humor or personality. And if pictures are your thing, he does tend to go a little photo-crazy from time to time.

 #2 - Shaquille O'Neal (C, Cleveland Cavaliers)

How many people in this world are more entertaining than Shaq? The answer is very few. Not only is Shaq one of the most interactive personalities on Twitter, he's pretty much the man that put it on the map. He'll visit with his Twitter fans if they're around, chat with them and crack jokes all day. It doesn't get much better than this...on Twitter.

#1 - Chad Ochocinco (WR, Cincinnati Bengals)

Child please! Hate him or love him, there's no denying that No. 85 is full of surprises, and is constantly entertaining. Whether he's offering up a controversial quote or interacting with his fans (or haters, for that matter), Ochocinco should be the first athlete you follow on Twitter. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

Oh, and be sure to follow Bleacher Report as well!