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πŸ€ Basketball emoji

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What does πŸ€ Basketball emoji mean?

The Basketball emoji πŸ€ 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.

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Related words

March Madness, ⚾️ Baseball emoji, pickleball, 🏈 American Football emoji, sportsball

Where does πŸ€ Basketball emoji come from?

The Basketball emoji πŸ€ 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 πŸ—‘οΈ 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 πŸ€ is used every day, it sees increased usage during the NBA season and during March Madness, a yearly men’s collegiate basketball tournament.

Sometimes, the Basketball emoji πŸ€ is used alongside such terms as slam dunk and layup in their metaphorical extensions outside the sport of basketball.

Examples of πŸ€ Basketball emoji

Felt like March Madness up in the YMCA tonight πŸ€πŸ”₯😭
@_KyleCookson, April 15, 2021
Man this really just hit me! I’m really shooting Space Jam 2!! This is so surreal and doesn’t even make sense to me! Where I come from man and what I saw growing up this doesn’t add up to me! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ! I’m truly grateful and beyond blessed. This is CRAZINESS. πŸ€ 🐰 πŸŽ₯ πŸ‘‘πŸ™
@KingJames, June 24, 2019

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Who uses πŸ€ Basketball emoji?

The Basketball emoji πŸ€Β 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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