🏀 Basketball emoji
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What does 🏀 Basketball emoji mean?
The Basketball emoji 🏀 depicts an orange basketball. It is commonly used to represent the sport of basketball. It is used to reference basketball, basketball players, pop culture depictions of basketball, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and March Madness.
Where does 🏀 Basketball emoji come from?
The Basketball emoji 🏀 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010 as Basketball and Hoop. The Unicode version of the emoji depicts a basketball and a basketball hoop. (The Wastebasket emoji 🗑️ is sometimes used to represent the hoop.) On major platforms, however, the emoji only depicts a basketball. Depending on the platform, the basketball is a different shade of orange and may be depicted either stylistically or realistically.
While the Basketball emoji 🏀 is used every day, it sees increased usage during the NBA season and during March Madness, a yearly men’s collegiate basketball tournament.
Examples of 🏀 Basketball emoji
Who uses 🏀 Basketball emoji?
The Basketball emoji 🏀 is used to refer to basketball or things related to basketball such as specific games, players, or the March Madness tournament.
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