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⛹️‍♂️ Man Basketball Player emoji

or Man Bouncing Ball emoji [ man bas-kit-bawl pley-er ih-moh-jee ]

What does ⛹️‍♂️ Man Basketball Player emoji mean?

The Man Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♂️ depicts a man dribbling a basketball. It is commonly used to represent basketball, the NBA and NCAA basketball, and male basketball players. The emoji is also often used more generally to refer to sports, exercise, and effort toward a goal. The Man Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♂️ is often used alongside the Basketball emoji 🏀. It shares many uses with the Basketball Player emoji ⛹️ and Woman Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♀️, and the emoji are frequently used together.

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⛹️ Basketball Player emoji, ⛹️‍♀️ Woman Basketball Player emoji, 🏀 Basketball emoji, 🗑️ Wastebasket emoji, ball is life, March Madness

Where does ⛹️‍♂️ Man Basketball Player emoji come from?

The Man Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♂️, which is called Man Bouncing Ball by Unicode, was added to Emoji 4.0 in 2016. On supported platforms, the Man Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♂️ is created by combining the Basketball Player emoji ⛹️ with the Male Sign emoji ♂️. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts a man dribbling a basketball towards the left. On most platforms, the man is wearing a tank top and shorts of different colors depending on the platform. The Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft versions of the emoji have the player wearing a headband. The Twitter and Microsoft versions depict a faceless man. Unlike other major platforms, the Microsoft version of the emoji depicts a player facing the viewer while holding a basketball against their left side. The emoji can be customized with various skin tones.

Unsurprisingly, the Man Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♂️ is often used to refer to basketball or male basketball players. It is used especially during the NBA season and the annual March Madness collegiate basketball tournament.

The use of Man Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♂️ overlaps heavily with the Woman Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♀️. Which emoji is used is up to the preference of the user, but the two emoji are often used together when referring to basketball in general or to youth sports.

Examples of ⛹️‍♂️ Man Basketball Player emoji

not even kidding my kid will be a baller mark my words ⛹️‍♂️⛹️‍♂️
@lyssatoolit, June 8, 2018
I need to do my brackets! Ok so everyone is obviously picking Gonzaga... so who should *I* pick?! 🏀⛹️‍♂️
@amyhollyfield, March 19, 2021

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Who uses ⛹️‍♂️ Man Basketball Player emoji?

As you might expect, Man Basketball Player emoji ⛹️‍♂️ is used to refer to basketball or men playing basketball.

It is also used more generally to refer to sports or exercise.

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