An orange-colored basketball displayed with a hoop. Many versions of this emoji omit the hoop, and display only the basketball.
This emoji can be sent on Facebook Messenger to unlock a hidden basketball game.
Basketball was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Basketball and Hoop” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
🏀 Orange Ball
🏀 Basketball and Hoop