The NBA is embracing emojis for All-Star Weekend 2016, unveiling a set of hashtag-triggered Twitter emojis for all 24 NBA All-Stars.
The #NBAAllStarTO emojis, revealed on Twitter by entering #firstnamelastname (i.e. #stephencurry, #lebronjames), are now live through Feb. 15.
This year, the All-Star MVP Award will be conducted exclusively through Twitter. Beginning at the start of the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game on TNT, fans can register MVP votes during a 30-minute window by tweeting #KiaAllStarMVP and #firstnamelastname in the same tweet.
For the fan vote, retweets will count up to 100 times and the fan vote winner will account for 25 percent of the overall vote. Head to NBA.com for further details.
With the lone exception of #shaq, the emojis are revealed by entering #firstnamelastname.
You can check out the emojis below:
Also, the NBA is working with Twitter and Vine to bring back “KicksCam” after debuting it at NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City. @NBA will tweet out Vines of the players’ sneakers just before they step on the court each night of NBA All-Star Weekend.