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Signs for BASKETBALL
Definition: A game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed above each end of the court.
Using either the handshapes "5" or "3" is fine.
Tip: not to be confused by the similar sign VOLLEYBALL.
Variation: handshape 5.
Related signs: GAME, TOURNAMENT.
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[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL digit for "basketball" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
Professional Deaf basketball players:
Miha Zupan (1982-present), a Slovenian professional basketball playerfor KD Slovan of the third division. NBA draft in 2004.