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.
Gloss: /\BASKETBALL TEAM/\ ix1 BEST TOP ALL-OVER TOWN/CITY, TOMORROW WE WILL PLAY VERSUS-ix1, IX1[nod].
English equivalent: We are going against the best basketball team in the town tomorrow.
Written ASL digit for "basketball" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.