Emoji dictionary 🏀 Basketball emoji [ bas-kit-bawl ih-moh-jee ] Published May 17, 2021 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. Related words March Madness, ⚾️ Baseball emoji, pickleball, 🏈 American Football emoji, sportsball 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. Sometimes, the Basketball emoji 🏀 is used alongside such terms as slam dunk and layup in their metaphorical extensions outside the sport of basketball. Examples of 🏀 Basketball emoji Felt like March Madness up in the YMCA tonight 🏀🔥😭 @_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! 🤦♂️! I’m truly grateful and beyond blessed. This is CRAZINESS. 🏀 🐰 🎥 👑🙏 @KingJames, June 24, 2019 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. In his return to the line up tonight from a knee strain, Trinity Senior David Johnson posted a “double double” with 19 points and 10 rebounds. ☘️🏀 — Trinity Athletics (@trinitysports) January 12, 2019 CONGRATULATIONS LAKERS 2020 NBA CHAMPIONS🏀. LEBRON JAMES 2020 NBA MVP🏀. Wohoooooo!!! — Victoria V. Webers (@svpwebers) October 12, 2020 My bracket is dead while my 11-year old’s is in the 99.8th percentile on ESPN. I am never going to live this down. 🏀 — The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) March 31, 2019 Just Added clout chaser, let that sink in, Dark Brandon, phrogging, I said what I said Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🏀 Basketball emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 🏀 Basketball emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.