Best Basketball Hashtags in 2021

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If you’re a huge basketball fan, you’re surely going to post a whole lot of basketball content, whether it’s courtside photos or news about your favorite teams. 

But how can you make sure your target audience (basketball fans) can see your posts?

When it comes to posting your photos and videos from basketball games on Instagram and TikTok, or posting NBA and NCAA-related news to Twitter or Facebook, the only way to get others to see your content is to use the best basketball hashtags. 

In this article, I’m sharing the best basketball hashtags for the NBA, NCAA, March Madness, and even some general basketball tags for those days when you just want to post about your love of the game. 

NBA Hashtags

The NBA-specific hashtags are all about NBA teams and players. You can use these to talk about your favorite players, funny NBA memes, NBA news, scores, teams, drafts, and more. 

Usually, these tags are a bit more general and related to the NBA playoffs or the best teams. Most fans use these hashtags to talk about scores, wins, losses, and the interesting bits of the game.  

#24 #7 #allstar #ball #baller #ballislife #basket #basketball #basketballcards #basketballedits #basketballislife #basketballneverst#8 #basketballneverstop #basketballneverstops #basketballplayer #basketball🏀 #bball #bhfyp #brooklyn #bucks #celtics #chicagobulls #cleveland #curry #dunk #espn #explore #finals #fitness #follow #gainpartyops #gainpost #gaintrain #gaintrick #gameday #goat #heat  #hero #hiphop #hoops #icon #idol #instagood #jalengreen #jamesharden #jaygup #jordan #joshchristopher #k #kevindurant #kingjames #kings #kobe #kobebryant #kyrieirving #lakers #lanba #lebron #lebronjames #legend #legendsneverdie #life #losangeles #losangeleslakers #mambaforeverserá #marchmadness #miami #miamiheat #michaeljordan #missyou #mlb #mvp #nba #nba2k #nbaallstar #nbabasketball #nbadraft #nbafinals #nbahaircuts #nbahighlights #nbamemes #nbanews #nbaplayoffs #nbastyles #nbatv #nbavote #nbayoungboy #ncaa #newyork #nike #nyc #playoffs #sharifecooper #sport #sports #stephcurry #stephencurry #suns #thankyou #usa #warriors #whodoyoucollect #wnba

Here’s a recent Instagram post from the #nbafinals hashtags featuring player Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo:

NBA official team hashtags

Fans know that each season NBA teams come out with their own hashtags for fans. Usually, teams use the same hashtags for several seasons, but some rookies have come out with new tags this year. 

Whether you want to share your game pics and videos or talk about transfers, players, coaches, and teams, you can use these specific hashtags to connect with your favorite team and fellow fans. 

Atlanta Hawks – #TrueToAtlanta

Boston Celtics – #Celtics & #BleedGreen

Brooklyn Nets – #BrooklynTogether

Charlotte Hornets – #AllFly

Chicago Bulls – #BullsNation

Cleveland Cavaliers – #BeTheFight

Dallas Mavericks – #MFFL

Denver Nuggets – #MileHighBasketball

Detroit Pistons – #DetroitUp

Golden State Warriors – #DubNation

Houston Rockets – #Rockets

Indiana Pacers – #AlwaysGame

Los Angeles Clippers – #ClipperNation

Los Angeles Lakers – #LakeShow

Memphis Grizzlies – #GrindCity

Miami Heat – #HEATTwitter

Milwaukee Bucks – #FearTheDeer

Minnesota Timberwolves – #RaisedByWolves

New Orleans Pelicans – #WontBowDown

New York Knicks – #NewYorkForever

Oklahoma City Thunder – #ThunderUp

Orlando Magic – #MagicTogether

Philadelphia 76ers – #HereTheyCome

Phoenix Suns – #WeAreTheValley

Portland Trail Blazers – #RipCity

Sacramento Kings – #SacramentoProud

San Antonio Spurs – #GoSpursGo

Toronto Raptors – #WeTheNorth

Utah Jazz – #TakeNote

Washington Wizards – #DCAboveAll

NCAA Basketball Hashtags

College basketball is a big deal, and if you’ve been following the NCAA for some time, you know how nerve-wracking watching the games can be. The player you’re following and cheering for might just become the next NBA all-star player. 

Whether you’re a fellow college basketball player, a fan, a parent, or a coach, you want to use NCAA-related hashtags to discuss and share info about your favorite teams and players. 

Use NCAA college basketball hashtags to discuss your favorite players, teams, colleges, drafts, MVPs, news, and more. 

#acc #adidas #athlete #atlanta #ballislife  #basketball #bhfyp #big #bigten #cfb #college #collegebasketball   #collegegameday #collegehoops #d #elite8 #espn #explore #f #finalfour #fitfam #fitlife #fitness #fitnessmotivation #follow #football #gameday #georgiatech #gym #gymlife #hardwork #hoops #jayhawks #k #lawrence #lebronjames  #madden #marchmadness  #motivation #naia #nba #ncaa #ncaabasketball #ncaachampionship #ncaamarchmadness #ncaasports #ncaatournament #nike #pac #recruiting #sport #sports #sportsphotography #strength #strengthcoach #strengthtraining #studentathlete #togetherweswarm #touchdown #training #wnba #workout 

March Madness Hashtags

College basketball is known for its most famous NCAA Tournament, known as March Madness. For all news related to march madness, scores, games, players, teams, fans, and more use the following hashtags. 

Social media goes crazy for college basketball during March Madness. So, if you want your posts, photos, videos, and news to reach all the fans, make sure to use the most relevant hashtags in this niche. 

#acc #atl #atlanta #atlhairstylist #ballislife #basketball #basketballedits #bball #bhfyp #BigDance #bigten #bracketology #brackets #cbb #cfb #cfbplayoff #college #collegebasketball #collegebball #collegegameday #collegehoops #collegesports #cws #duke #dunk #espn #explore #explorepage #f #finalfour #gameday #hbcu #hoops #instamarchmadness #jamfam #jellyfam #k #kentucky #l #like #march #marchmadness #marchmadness22 #marchsadness #myfinal4 #nba #nbadraft #NCAA #NCAA2021 #NCAA2022 #ncaabasketball #NCAAbrackets #ncaamarchmadness #ncaatournament #ncaatourney #nike #pac #podcast #quarantine #repost #sctop #sec #sports #sportscenter #thisiswhyweplay #unc #v #zionwilliamson

Best NCAA teams hashtags

There are so many NCAA teams, but I’ve rounded up some of the best ones across America and their relevant hashtags so you can post about your favorite team on all social media platforms. 

Use these hashtags to gain popularity, connect with fellow fans, share content and participate in all the college basketball fun. 

East Coast:

Bucknell,#Butler,#Cal (California),#Colorado,#Cuse (Syracuse),#Davidson,#GeorgeMason,#Illini (Illinois),#Indiana,#LIU,#Marquette,#Miami,#Montana,#NCState,#Pacific,#Temple,#UNLV

Midwest teams:

Albany,#Cincinnati,#ColoradoSt,#Creighton,#Duke,#GoDucks (Oregon),#Memphis,#Mizzou (Missouri),#NCAT (N.C. A&T),#NMState (New Mexico State),#OKState (Oklahoma State),#SLU (St. Louis University),#SMU (St. Mary’s),#Spartans (Michigan State),#UofL (Louisville),#Valparaiso

West Coast:

ArizonaWildcats,#Belmont,#BoiseState / #LaSalle,#Gonzaga,#Harvard,#Iona,#IowaSt #OhioSt,#KansasSt,#NewMexico,#NotreDame,#OleMiss,#Pittsburgh,#Southern,#WichitaSt,#Wisconsin

South:

Akron,#Florida,#FloridaGC,#Hoyas (Georgetown),#KUbball (Kansas),#Michigan,#Minnesota,#Northwestern,#Oklahoma,#SDakotaSt (South Dakota State),#SanDiegoSt,#UCLA,#UNC (North Carolina),#VCU (Virginia Commonwealth),#Villanova,#WKU (Western Kentucky)

General Basketball Hashtags

Ok, suppose you’re not explicitly posting about NBA or NCAA basketball. In that case,  you’ll appreciate this lengthy list of general basketball-related hashtags you can use on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & more. 

You’ll find some NBA and NCAA hashtags, too, as well as hashtags for women’s basketball, high school basketball, and keywords related to this sport. 

Basketball is a huge sport all around the world so you can find all kinds of hashtags for Olympic basketball and international basketball tournaments too! 

#aaubasketball #adidasbasketball #athletic #backboard #ball #ballgame #ballislife #balltime #basketball #basketball_shouts_ #basketballcamp #basketballcards #basketballcoach #basketballcourt #basketballdrills #basketballedits #basketballequipment #basketballgame #basketballgames #basketballhour #basketballislife #basketballlove #basketballlovers #basketballmemes #basketballmom #basketballmoments #basketballneverstop #basketballneverstops #basketballnow #basketballofinstagram #basketballpage #basketballplayer #basketballplayers #basketballplays #basketballs #basketballseason #basketballsecond #basketballshoes #basketballshow #basketballstar #basketballteam #basketballtime #basketballtrainer #basketballtraining #basketballvines #basketballwives #bestbasketball #carrying #championship #coach #collegebasketball #collegiate #courtgame #dukebasketball #fiba #fibabasketballworldcup #freethrow #game #girlsbasketball #highschoolbasketball #horseball #igbasketball #instabasketball #instagrambasketball #internationalbasketball #jamesnaismith #korfball #larrybird #league #loveandbasketball #nba #nbabasketball #nbabasketball #ncaabasketball #netball #nikebasketball #olympicbasketball #pointguard #powerforward #shootingguard #sports #streetball #teamplayers #tournament #traveling #universityofbasketball #usabasketball #varsity #wnba #womensbasketball #womensbasketball #ymca #youthbasketball 

Want to reach fans of women’s basketball? Use the hashtag #womensbasketball and explore popular posts:

Basketball hashtags for TikTok

People on TikTok are using different popular basketball hashtags than on other platforms because they’re using fewer tags but more generalized ones. 

Video platforms like TikTok aren’t prioritizing quantity, and using lots of hashtags doesn’t work as well as it does on Instagram. Instead, one or two target hashtags can make the post go viral. 

Don’t forget about the TikTok basketball challenge and other viral challenges, and make sure to include the challenge hashtags in your video description too. 

@basketball688

Don’t Worry Lakers fans,The series is not only one game!#nbaplayoff #lakersfan #foryou #foryoupage #fyp

♬ Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

A cool feature on TikTok lets you see how many views each hashtag has if you type it into the search bar.

#ballislife #basket #basketball #basketballcards #basketballchallenge #basketballcoach #basketballcourt #basketballgame #basketballislife #basketballlife #basketballlovers #basketballmemes #basketballmom #basketballneverstops #basketballplayer #basketballshoes #basketballtime #basketballtraining #basketballwives #bball #hoops #k #lakers #lebronjames #nba #nba2k #nbabasketball #nbadraft #nbafinals #nbahighlights #nbaplayoffs #nbayoungboy #nike #sport #sports

How to use these basketball hashtags

Don’t let your social media posts go unseen. Use relevant basketball hashtags to make sure fans can see what you’re sharing. 

Once you upload your post, it’s time to add in the hashtags. To make sure you’re using the best ones, keep them specific. You can always type your hashtag into the search bar and see how many posts there are with that tag already. 

Use a combination of larger and smaller hashtags. 

So, if you post about NBA-related things, use about 5-10 tags from the NBA section, including the team-specific ones.

Then, for college basketball content, only use the NCAA, March Madness, and team-specific tags. 

Finally, if you just love to play basketball in your free time and want to discuss the sport, use general hashtags. 

Most commonly, hashtags go at the end of your post so as not to over clutter your post. You still want the text to be legible and easy to read and then at the end, you want to squeeze in those hashtags. 

It’s best to add the hashtags near the end of your text if you want to provide context for your post. But, if you want to emphasize a specific team, start off the text with the most relevant tag first. 

Make sure to bookmark this page so you can refer back to the most important basketball-related hashtags every time you need to. 

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