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The Best 20 Basketball Jokes on the Net!

Here's a selection of basketball jokes which will have your friends bouncing with laughter!

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Beano Jokes Team
Last Updated:  October 23rd 2021

Take a seat on the courtside for these hilarious basketball jokes! They'll have you balling with laughter!

When your sides have recovered from these b-ball funnies, why not check out our super sports jokes or our awesome FIFA jokes?

Why was Cinderella such a poor basketball player?

Her coach was a pumpkin!

Why did the chicken get thrown off the basketball court?

For fowl play!

Why did the referee skid on the court?

The basketball players dribbled everywhere!

How do basketball players stay cool during a game?

They stand close to the fans!

Why can’t basketball players go on holiday?

That would bet travelling!

Which animal is best at basketball?

A score-pion!

Why can’t dinosaurs play basketball?

Because they're extinct!

Why did the ball hog not sit a basketball exam?

They knew they wouldn’t pass!

Why did LeBron James join a craft club?

He wanted to make even more baskets!

What do you call a pig who never passes?

A ball hog!

What type of cheese do basketball players eat?

Swish cheese!

Why do basketball players love cookies with a cup of tea?

A sloth looks at a biscuit on a plate

They love to dunk them!

Why didn’t the nose like basketball?

They never got picked for the team!

Why does a basketball court feel hot after the game? 

Because all the fans have gone home!

In what sport is a basket filled but never gets full?

Basketball!

Which American state do basketball players get their kits replaced?

An eagle

New Jersey!

Why are basketball players like babies?

They're always dribbling!

Why can't you play basketball in the jungle?

There are too many cheetahs!


Why was Cinderella not very good at basketball?

She kept running away from the ball!

What is bouncy and spiky?

A hedgehog playing basketball!