A list of the 50 most hilarious basketball jokes of all-time

A list of the 50 most hilarious basketball jokes of all-time

Claudia Kogi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:21 PM

It is said laughter is the best medicine, and we need it now more than ever. Have you heard of these dumb basketball jokes that would have you crawling on your floor?

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Some of the funniest basketball jokes are more straightforward than some can handle. These jokes are often a great way of bringing some life and spice to the sport and life!

Top 50 basketball jokes and puns

At this point, it is clear that you are a diehard basketball fan, and these jokes can never miss your jokes' checklists. Some of these knock-knock basketball jokes are meant to crack your ribs; remember that people's sense of humour varies. Are you ready?

50. Where is a basketball player's favourite place to eat? Dunkin' Donuts.

49. They always asked me if I played basketball because I was tall. They stopped asking me that when I asked them if they played mini golf.

48. Why can't basketball players go on vacation? They are not allowed to travel.

47. What did the triangle offence say to the ball? You are pointless.

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46. Why can't you play basketball in the jungle? Because there are too many cheetahs in the jungle.

45. What do you call an unbelievable story about a basketball player? A tall tale.

44. Who was the first poet of basketball? Longfellow.

43. What is a pirate's favourite basketball move? The sky hooks.

42. Did you hear about the referee that got fired from the NBA? Supposedly he is a whistleblower.

41. I could not figure out why the basketball kept getting larger and larger. Then it hit me.

40. Why do basketball players love cookies? Because they can dunk them.

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39. Why did Cinderella fail at basketball? Because she ran away from the ball.

37. What do you do when you see an elephant with a basketball? Get out of the way.

36. What do the stock market and Knicks season ticket holders have in common? They both get negative returns.

35. Why will the Dallas Mavericks change their name to the Possums? Because they play dead at home, and they die on the road.

34. The basketball court was wet for what reason? Because the players kept dribbling on it.

33. What is a basketball player's favourite thing about astronomy? Shooting stars.

32. Why are spiders great at basketball? Because they are eight-footers.

28. If a basketball player gets an athlete's foot, what does an astronaut get? A missile toe.

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29. Why did the basketball player visit the bank? His checks were all bouncing.

30. What do you call a monkey that wins back-to-back titles? A chimpion.

29. What would you get if you crossed a basketball with a newborn snake? A bouncing baby boa.

28. Why were the basketball team's jerseys so full of static? Because the team was out of bounce.

27. Our basketball coach loves dogs. He has three-pointers.

26. What do you call a bawler? A sad basketball player.

25. Why does an octopus perform poorly on a basketball court? It is always getting tentacle fouls.

24. Why don't fish like basketball? They are afraid of the nets.

23. Did you hear that the basketball coach is dressing only seven players for the tournament? The rest can dress.

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22. What is the difference between a Suns fan and a baby? The baby will stop whining after a while.

21. Why are birds not allowed to play basketball? They commit too many fowls.

20. Why did retired basketball players open a brewery? Because they have hops.

19. My buddy opened a tavern for basketball players, and there are already imitators. It is a good thing he set the bar so high.

18. What is the difference between being in prison and playing on a basketball team? On a basketball team, your guards will not leave you hanging.

17. When basketball stars die, they do not pass away. They cross over. Rest in peace, Mamba.

16. When a basketball player never misses a shot, he is a god. When I never miss a shot, I am an alcoholic.

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15. A basketball team was created in Area 51, and for the inaugural match, they decided to play against the Vatican.

14. What do you call a girl hanging from a basketball rim? Annette.

13. What do you get when a basketball player gets a lung infection? LeBronchitis.

12. Ever wondered why there is no Congressional basketball game? Because Congress cannot pass anything.

11. Did you hear about the basketball team that does not have a website? They cannot string three Ws together.

10. What do Jewish people and basketball games have in common? The tip-off.

9. Why do basketball players have untidy eating habits? Because they continuously dribble.

8. What did basketball players say to breakfast? Fast breaks.

7. What type of earrings does a basketball wear? Hoops.

6. What is a fantasy television show about basketball called? A hooper-natural.

5. Why did the nose not make it to the basketball team? It did not get picked.

4. What does a basketball player do when he begins to lose his eyesight? He becomes a referee.

3. What do you call a dozen millionaires watching the playoffs on the television? The Minnesota Timberwolves.

2. Who is the best basketball player in a galaxy far away? Kobe-Wan Kenobi.

1. Do you know why the referee got fired from the NBA? Because he was a whistleblower.

Flirty basketball jokes

Aside from these funny and dumb basketball jokes you have just discovered, there is a spicier side of it that might just interest you as much. Here are some of the flirtiest basketball puns you can ever hear.

10. Hey, are you Dennis Rodman? Because I am about to be your rebound!

9. If I were a basketball team, I would be Indiana Pacers. Wanna know why? Because we both have solid D.

8. If you played basketball, you would be the centre of my attention.

7. What basketball player would you be? Wait for the reply. Huh, funny. I would be Shaquille O'Feel Me Up.

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6. I would be a lousy basketball player with you as my ball. I would never shoot you because I would miss you too much.

5. Your first name must be Kevin because my last name is love.

4. What do you say we make tonight about scoring? And I am not talking about points.

3. You must play defence because you stole my heart.

2. If you let me hit this spin move on you, you will fall in love.

1. Your handles got me on my knees.

There is nothing more refreshing than finding someone to laugh with and, even more interestingly, someone you can be dumb with to share some of these college basketball jokes and puns. But that is what life should entail, right? A bunch of happy souls cruising along with broken ribs caused by genuine laughter.

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Claudia Kogi is a Kenyan content creator with over 3 years of experience. Claudia joined Sportsbrief.com as a writer in January 2022, covering sports and relatable content.