5 NBA Players Who Will Provide Comedy in 2012-13

Roberto Payne@@HouseofPayne555Contributor IOctober 20, 2012

5 NBA Players Who Will Provide Comedy in 2012-13

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    The NBA has some truly great players like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. But, the league also has some embarrassing players like Luke Walton and DeSagana Diop.

    Those embarrassing players provide plenty of comedy for fans and players alike and are often in the news because of their shortcomings or bloopers.

    Read on for which five players will provide the most laughs for the upcoming season.  

DeSagana Diop

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    Not too long ago, DeSagana Diop was the eighth overall draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2001 NBA draft and a solid role player for the Dallas Mavericks from 2005-09.

    Diop even signed a $32 million contract with the Mavs during the 2008 offseason.

    Oh, how the times have changed.

    Diop is now a bench player for the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, which is where he shot quite possibly the worst free throw in NBA history.

    I mean the ball didn't even come remotely close to the rim. It's tough to watch.

Hasheem Thabeet

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    Hasheem Thabeet was picked second overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA draft, ahead of James Harden, Tyreke Evans and Ricky Rubio.

    Thabeet was supposed to become a franchise center but had trouble staying on the court. A combination of foul trouble and ineffectiveness led to Thabeet being labeled as one of the bigger busts of the 2000s.

    Thabeet's terrible career averages of 2.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.9 bpg and only 10.3 mpg are simply not what one would expect of a No. 2 draft pick.

    Thabeet bounced around three teams (Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers) in his first three years and signed on with the Oklahoma City Thunder for this year.

    For his own sake, Thabeet needs play better this season or else his NBA career will end short as one terrible joke.

JaVale McGee

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    JaVale McGee has some serious potential to be a defensive stopper in the NBA but unfortunately for him, he is phenomenal at causing headaches.

    As a member of the Washington Wizards, McGee had numerous head-scratching plays including trying to dunk from the free throw line TWICE during games and spiking the ball like a volleyball.

    McGee will really benefit from George Karl's coaching in Denver but that doesn't mean he is immune to these crazy plays.

    Expect a whole bunch of head-scratching plays from JaVale McGee this season.

Glen Davis

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    Glen "Big Baby" Davis has turned out to be a solid role player in the league, but he hasn't had a shortage of comedic plays.

    Big Baby is listed at 6'9" and 289 pounds and he has never been afraid to throw that weight around.

    Most of his crazy highlights are from his days with the Boston Celtics when he cried on the bench, missed a clear breakaway dunk in the video above and even had some funny moments in a post-game press conferences.

    Hopefully for this upcoming season, Davis will see more funny plays like this and not scary instances like this.

Luke Walton

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    This list simply wouldn't be complete without perennial NBA bench warmer of the year, Luke Walton.

    Walton has perfected the art of keeping the bench warm and made a living out of it.

    Walton, son of NBA great Bill Walton, never materialized into even a decent role player after signing a $30 million contract during the 2007 offseason and has been on the bench since.

    Walton has become a joke around NBA fans and he even has scored points for opposing teams. It's safe to say Luke Walton is also a huge target for fans of NBA-related memes.