Kevin Garnett and 10 Players Who Deserve to Be Clowned the Most

Peter Emerick@@peteremerickSenior Writer IIJune 7, 2012

Kevin Garnett and 10 Players Who Deserve to Be Clowned the Most

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    The NBA is full of players who take themselves a little too seriously, players who are a lot softer than they should be, and most importantly, players who deserve to be clowned.

    For those of you who don't exactly know what clowning is, it is defined as, "to make fun of or to make light of something."

    From Kevin Garnett and his trade-mark intensity to Blake Griffin and his flop-ability, there are certain players who are destined to be clowned for the rest of their NBA existence.

    Ahead is a list of Kevin Garnett and the 10 NBA players who deserve to be clowned the most.  

Kevin Garnett

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    Classic KG Moments: Anything Is Possible, Burn Your Clothes Craig, Bar Fight Moment   

    Ask any handful of NBA players which player deserves to be clowned the most and nine times out of 10 the answer will include one name—Kevin Garnett.

    KG is known for going at 110-percent intensity at all times, no matter if he's on the court or not. That ridiculous level of intensity is a major reason why KG deserves to be clowned.

    Intensity is a good thing, but as we all know, too much of a good thing can quickly turn sour.  That's exactly the case for KG.

    Any player who runs up and down the court yelling at himself like he's certifiably insane is deserving of being on the list of NBA players who deserve to be clowned the most.  

    Clowning KG Meme 

Metta World Peace

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    Classic Metta World Peace Moments: Elbow Heard Round the World, Artest vs. Pistons and Fans 

    You didn't think you'd read this article and not see Metta World Peace's name did you?

    This entire article could be about why World Peace deserves to be the most clowned player in the NBA, but I'll try to keep it simple here.

    The fact that World Peace incited a riot in Detroit when he played for the Pacers and he earned a seven-game suspension for hitting James Harden with a UFC-caliber elbow isn't why he's on this list.

    The reason why World Peace makes this list is because he acts like such a tough guy all the time, but consistently denies his bad-boy persona. If World Peace really wants to be a tough guy, he should've come out and said: "Yea, I elbowed Harden to teach him a lesson," instead of saying it was an accident.

    World Peace deserves to be clowned for the rest of his life for the way he's handled himself as a professional basketball player, there's no doubt about that.

    Clowning Metta World Peace Meme 

Russell Westbrook

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    Classic Russell Westbrook Moments: Entering Beast Mode Against World Peace, Hipster King  

    Anybody who shows up to a press conference in the kind of hipster outfits that Russell Westbrook does deserves to be clowned until the day he stops playing professional basketball.

    From fishing-lure polos to Steve Urkel-inspired lens-free glasses, Westbrook is the definition of a hipster—and that's not even what makes him deserving of being clowned until the end of eternity.

    The oddest part about Westbrook is that he plays with ridiculous levels of abandon and intensity, but carries himself with such an "I don't care" attitude.

    Westbrook is also somewhat of a loose canon on the court, and that doesn't match up with the hipster persona he puts on. The enigma that is Russell Westbrook is deserving of being clowned until he hangs up his laces, unless he gives up the hipster gig before that. 

    Clowning Russell Westbrook Meme 

Joakim Noah

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    Classic Joakim Noah Moments: Official Noah Gun Dance, Cleveland Sucks Too, Throwing Ball at Ref

    You can't look the way Joakim Noah does and expect not to get clowned. That's just how life is.

    If Noah's pencil mustache and 1970's rocker hair wasn't bad enough, the way he acts on the court sends him over the top.

    The kind of intensity that Noah brings to the court isn't even close to being on the same level as a player like Kevin Garnett. Noah's intensity is downright cheesy most of the time, and he just doesn't understand how to not play the game at 150 percent, which doesn't help his cause.

    Noah deserves to get clowned, too, because he shoots the ball like a fourth-grade girl taught him how to. Noah won't ever learn. He'll go down as one of the goofiest players in NBA history. 

    Clowning Joakim Noah Meme 

Glenn "Big Baby" Davis

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    Classic Glenn Davis Moments: Crying With KG, Playoff Dance, Baby Press Conference 

    I'm sure you're shocked that the representative on this list from Orlando isn't a player named Dwight Howard.

    Glenn Davis earns himself a spot on this list because, well, he's a big baby— I mean it's the guy's nickname for crying out loud.

    While Davis weighs in at a whopping 6'9'' and 290 pounds, he's one of the softest players in the entire league. He is known more for his animated expressions and his goofy dance moves than he is for his dominating play in the paint.

    If you want the top reason why Davis deserves to be clowned, just check out this picture of him with the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy. Yep, that's what I thought.

    Clowning Big Baby Meme

JaVale McGee

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    Classic JaVale McGee Moments: Triple-Double Attempt, Throwing Game Ball into Stands, Off-the-Backboard Dunk  

    Oh, where do I start with the enigma known as JaVale McGee?

    McGee is widely regarded as one of the most immature and least efficient players in the NBA, and for good reason.

    From his absurdly amazing blocked-shots to his daringly obnoxious dunk attempts, McGee never fails to amaze fans with his boneheaded plays.

    If McGee magically turned into an NBA All-Star overnight he'd still be on the players who deserved to be clowned the most list, because what he's done in his NBA career so far is just that bad.  If you don't believe me, check out this compilation of the top eight dumbest plays of McGee's career.

    Clowning JaVale McGee Meme 

Chris Bosh

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    Classic Chris Bosh Moments: Infamous Bosh Flop, Video Bombing LeBron, Clowning on Wade 

    Oh, Chris Bosh, you are one goofy looking guy. Alright, looks aside, Bosh is still one goofy professional basketball player—and that's why he's on this list.

    Aside from the obvious fact that he looks like a velociraptor and he started his career with the Toronto Raptors, Bosh earns a spot on this list because the definition of soft looks like this, "Soft—the way Chris Bosh plays basketball," in the dictionary.

    OK, Bosh isn't that soft, but he certainly isn't as tough as he pretends to be at times. If you're not sure about that, just check out the flop listed above.

    Bosh is certainly one of the oddest players in the NBA, and his personality sets him up perfectly to be the victim of some serious clowning for years to come. 

    Clowning Chris Bosh Meme

Kendrick Perkins

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    Classic Kendrick Perkins Moments: Blake Griffin Posterization, Fight with LaMarcus Aldridge, Headlock on Kobe

    The fact that Kendrick Perkins has never smiled in his life is reason enough to earn a spot on this list.

    Add to that, the fact that he thinks it's cool to have one of the ugliest goatees in the history of professional sports, and he's a shoo-in to be clowned the rest of his life.

    Perkins certainly plays the tough-guy role very well. He never smiles, he pushes opponents around, and he looks like he's always ready to fight at the drop of a hat. The only problem is that he's never actually gone that far. I'm not condoning fighting, but if you're going to walk around like you're the big-man on campus, you better be able to back that up.

    Perkins is the kind of guy who acts tougher than he actually is, and for that, he earns a spot on this list.

    Clowning Kendrick Perkins Meme 

Blake Griffin

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    Classic Blake Griffin Moments: Flop, Flop, Flop 

    This list wouldn't be complete without an appearance from the "King of Flop" himself—Blake Griffin.

    Griffin is a strong and athletic player, weighing in at 6'10'' and 251 pounds, and that's why a majority of his flops are such an embarrassing sight to see.

    A guy Griffin's size should never flop and he certainly shouldn't be considered the top flop-artist in the NBA. Putting all the flopping aside, Griffin is one of the least expressive players in the entire league. I mean, even Chris Paul's son knows to do the "Blake face," which consists of staring blankly at someone near you.

    The fact that Griffin has never been fouled in his life is also a major reason why he's deserving of being clowned for the rest of his life.

    Clowning Blake Griffin Meme 

LeBron James

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    Classic LeBron James Moments: Taking My Talents, Not 1, Not 2..., Bashing Fans After 2011 NBA Finals 

    Oh man, we almost made it to the end of this list without mentioning LeBron James. Sorry Heat fans, LeBron's certainly earned his spot on this list through hard work, clutch-shots and nonsensical PR moves.

    The moment LeBron uttered the words, "I'm taking my talents to South Beach," he earned a lifetime membership to the "players-who-deserve-to-be-clowned club."

    LeBron certainly hasn't helped himself out with his tendency to pass up clutch-time shots to lesser players like Udonis Haslem.

    It goes without saying, too, that LeBron's hilarious receding hairline just adds to the fact that people will love to clown him as long as he lives. 

    Clowning LeBron Meme 

Amar'e Stoudemire

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    Classic Amar'e Stoudemire MomentsThe Amar'e Flop, Fire Extinguisher Fight 

    Before this season Amar'e Stoudemire probably wouldn't have found his name on this list.

    That all changed the moment he decided to nearly end his professional basketball career by punching a fire extinguisher after a playoff loss to the Miami Heat.

    Aside from the fact that Amar'e lost a fight with a fire extinguisher, the fact that he's one of the softer big-men in the game and he feels the need to dress like a 1970's roadie off the court solidifies his spot on this list.

    If all of the above wasn't bad enough, Amar'e also thought it would be smart to try and bring back the cornrow look this past season.  Amar'e, welcome to the "players-who-deserve-to-be-clowned club."  We hope you enjoy your lifetime membership.

    Clowning Amar's Meme