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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Written ASL

[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.]

ASL written for BASKETBALL

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.

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