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4/01/2008 02:50:00 PM

The Best Pranksters in Sports

Gilbert Arenas
The NBA has missed Gilbert Arenas' light-hearted attitude this season.
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By Lang Whitaker, SI.com

Everyone in sports has a role. Some guys are the stars, some are the benchwarmers. And then there are the guys charged with keeping the team loose. Some of them have sharp senses of humor, just are just plain nuts. So today, April Fool's Day, let's celebrate the biggest pranksters in sports. (Honorable mention to Charles Barkley for this.)

1. Roger McDowell: From his wigs in the MTV Rock and Jock games to his penchant for lighting teammate's feet aflame, the former relief pitcher will always be known for being "the spitter" on Seinfeld.

2. Gilbert Arenas: As a rookie, Arenas was known for stealing teammates' clothes and bringing baby powder-covered doughnuts to practice and claiming they were sugar-coated. He's still involved in all sorts of shenanigans. He blogs about them, too.

3. The New York Giants: From Grey Ruegamer to Eli Manning, the Giants reportedly have several pranksters. Manning, for example, reportedly wielded silly sting throughout training camp. Apparently the teams that play together win together.

4. Michael Llodra: Anyone who hides naked in another person's locker makes this list. Even if he is a French tennis star.

5. Luke Harangody: He's still in college, but the Notre Dame hoops star is already honing his tricks.

Who is your favorite sports prankster? Let us know below...

Lang Whitaker is the executive editor of SLAM magazine and writes daily at SLAMonline.com
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