In 2018, the Los Angeles Lakers star posted a poll on Twitter asking his followers if he should cut off his famous unibrow. Once voting ended, 50.6% said Davis should get rid of it. So on March 31, Davis posted a video of him shaving his unibrow off.
Turns out, it was just an April Fools' joke. Davis posted a picture on Instagram a day later with his unibrow still intact.
On April 1, 2019, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback shocked the Twitterverse and tweeted that he was retiring from football. Social media was in an uproar until Brady admitted it was a joke. Of course, Brady did a retirement and unretirement for real this year.
This year, some athletes and teams tried their hand at pulling off pranks of their own. Here are some of the best jokes during April Fools' Day, from LeBron James pretending to peace out to FIBA's ridiculous thread of pretend basketball rule changes:
I'm out for the season officially. 🤦🏾♂️. See y'all in the fall. 👑✌🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2022
Onto the next chapter. 🏴☠️ pic.twitter.com/EmVR17tv6w— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 1, 2022
posting because I'm fired anyways🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/zX9fpcE8gT— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) April 1, 2022
Unsportsmanlike and tech fouls will be replaced by red and yellow cards. 🟥 🟨 pic.twitter.com/p2lcYvL34n— FIBA (@FIBA) April 1, 2022
Replacing player names with Instagram handles on the back of jerseys. 📸 🤳 pic.twitter.com/eguQywxD9T— FIBA (@FIBA) April 1, 2022
Player who makes the secondary pass leading to a basket will receive 𝟬.𝟱 assists. 🪙 ½ pic.twitter.com/jHCXBvGrIC— FIBA (@FIBA) April 1, 2022