Top 20 Athletes Who Give Us the Creeps

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20 Athletes Who are Extremely Creepy

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Some athletes today are just flat-out creepy. There is no way around it, some guys just give fans the creeps and there's no rhyme or reason as to why it happens. Some guys just give off a vide of uber-creepiness while others just have that look on their face that just comes off as creepy.

I know it's kind of harsh to say about some people's personality and appearance, but everyone knows that there are those extremely creepy athletes that just give you nightmares when you think about them. If you closed your eyes, woke up in a dark alley and saw one of the guys on this list, you would likely be screaming and running for your life in moments.

A few factors can contribute to creepiness, such as the stare that an athlete gives to players, media and coaches or just the overall look in the athlete's eyes. You can mostly tell if an athlete can be considered creepy by the look in his or her eyes.

Some athletes' overall look is just too much for some fans to handle. Guys like Chris Andersen can be considered creepy because he looks like he could beat you up and then go join a biker gang with his endless amounts of tattoos and piercings to go along with his mohawk.

While Andersen is clearly a creepy athlete when it comes to appearance, some other players, like Metta World Peace, are creepy because of the look they have in their eye -- like I said earlier. If you can look into an athlete's eyes and not feel safe, then the athlete can be classified under definitely creepy.

Let's take a look at the list of the creepiest athletes in sports today. Some guys are on here for looks, others for personality. Let me know which creeps I've missed.

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20. Dennis Rodman


Okay, so Rodman isn't still an athlete, but he definitely deserves a mention on this list. Any guy who has went out in public in a wedding dress for no reason is a bit creepy. If anyone went out for no reason in a wedding dress it'd be considered creepy. This is just a drop in the bucket of his creepiness.

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19. Max Scherzer

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Don't get me wrong, I love Max Scherzer. He's a great pitcher and an all-around good guy in the game of baseball today. However, his eyes just give off a weird vibe and they make it hard to look him in the eyes. It's pretty creepy.

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18. Terrell Suggs

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He looks almost like a dinosaur or predator under his helmet and visor. Suggs is a tough player, but if he walked up to you looking like the photo above, you'd be creeped out, too.

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17. James Harden

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Some say the beard is intimidating. However, his monotone attitude coupled with the oversized beard means just one thing: James Harden is a creepy dude.

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16. Brittney Griner

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I know what you are thinking, why is Brittney Griner creepy? If you're not thinking it, then you know exactly why she is. She is big, tall and strong and could beat up any guy that got in her way. This hit she put on an opposing player gives me the chills to this day. Ah, make it stop.

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15. Chris Bosh

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Chris Bosh's photobombs are just creepy in their own regard. Imagine that face being there when you wake up. Yikes.

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14. Ben Reothlisberger

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Sexually assaulting is pretty creepy. Yeah, you heard me, Ben.

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13. Joakim Noah

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Joakim Noah is one guy you wouldn't want to mess with. When he's fired up, there is no one creepier to look at.

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12. Anderson Varejao

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What's creepier than a Sideshow Bob lookalike? Probably nothing.

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11. Gilbert Arenas

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Gilbert Arenas is that quiet kid in school that sits in a corner and says nothing to anyone and then one day threatens lives. Yeah, that's kind of what it looked like when Arenas brought a gun into the locker room when he was a member of the Washington Wizards. His career was all downhill from there.

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10. Sammy Sosa


The next recasting of Twilight will undoubtedly have Sammy Sosa in it. Talk about turning into a vampire after you retire. Make sure Sammy doesn't go out in the sun.

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9. Aldon Smith

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If you've never seen a mugshot of Aldon Smith, you should check it out. Besides carrying a gun and snatching up a DUI, Smith is known for getting in trouble with the law. And like I said, that mug shot is the definition of creepy.

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8. Greg Oden

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Wait, is it creepy to be in your mid-20s and look like you're 60? Oh, yeah it is? I figured.

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7. Djibril Cisse


The only thing creepier than this guy's look is the picture -- or pictures -- of him breaking his leg. Creepy all around.

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6. Chris Kaman

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Kaman was actually creepier in his earlier playing days -- believe it or not. His long straggly hair and intense look on his face was a bit too much. He's been watered down in recent years, though.

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5. Josh Freeman

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Josh Freeman is a snake collector. Yeah, enough said.

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4. Metta World Peace

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When Metta World Peace gets angry, the look in his eyes will strike fear into fans everywhere -- just ask the fans from the Palace of Auburn Hills. He's a creepy starer.

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3. Brian Wilson

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The face tells it all. He's funny, but intense as all get out. Steer clear of his creepy stare down.

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2. Chael Sonnen

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Chael Sonnen is almost more slimy, grimy and snake-y than anything, but that also makes him a creep. Check out this video below and tell me you don't agree.

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1. Chris Andersen

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The tattoos, the mohawk and the piercings. This guy is the creepiest of all athlete creeps today. How could you not be scared if you saw him in a dark alley? He grew out a beard that just tops it all off. Yikes.