Twitter, NBA launch Team Emojis for 2016-2017 Season

THE NBA season is finally here! After an action-packed offseason on Twitter, the road to an NBA championship begins for 30 determined teams. Starting today, #NBA Filipino fans all over the world can now cheer for their favorite teams and have more fun in their Tweets as Twitter and @NBA launch hashtags that generate emojis for the 30 teams all season long. Fans can find the team hashtags that will automatically render emojis here:


The #NBA will also tip off the season with a special tribute to Craig Sager, the iconic TNT sideline reporter, and his ongoing fight against leukemia. An exclusive Twitter emoji will appear when fans Tweet using #SagerStrong hashtag throughout opening week.


Join the conversation

Filipino fans can join the conversation by following @NBA, their favorite teams and favorite players on Twitter. Make sure to follow Twitter alongside each live TV broadcast and turn to the team and player accounts for the latest NBA news and commentary both on and off the court.

Here are some of the Tweets from Filipino fans rooting for their favorite team as this year’s NBA season opens: