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Four Free Basketball Fonts

written by: Thursday Bram•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 3/10/2009

With March Madness comes plenty of desktop publishing projects. Whether you're putting together invitations for a watch party or running an office pool, having a few basketball-themed fonts can come in handy. These four fonts are free and you can use them in your desktop publishing projects.

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    Octin Sports

    Octin Sports
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    Octin Sports

    Octin Sports is a good font to use in a variety of sports projects. It's a complete font: not only are the standard letters and numbers available, the font creator developed a full array of symbols and accented letters for your use. You can use Octin Sports for anything from headlines to body text — although it can be a little overwhelming if you use it for a full page of text. It's also an exceptionally clear font, ideal for any basketball project where you need to be sure you can read the text.

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    SF Sports Night

    SF Sports Night
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    SF Sports Night

    If you need a font that gets you thinking about ESPN and other sports shows, SF Sports Night fits the bill. It is available in a wide variety weights, along with a few different style changes — all of which are available as free downloads. The font is somewhat limited, offering only capital letters, numerals and punctuation: it's ideal for headlines, but it won't do for large blocks of text.

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    KR BBall

    KR BBall
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    KR BBall

    For a fun feel, consider KR BBall. This font, with a basketball player spinning letters on his fingers, is perfect for adding just a touch of the sport to your desktop publishing projects. While the font is limited — it includes only uppercase letters and numbers — its limitations actually work in your favor. More than a few letters of this font are difficult to read but just a few add a sense of fun.

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    KR All Sport

    KR All Sport
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    KR All Sport

    KR All Sport is a dingbat font, offering a variety of sports images that you can insert nto your project as easily as adding a letter. This particular font has a number of different basketball images, as well as other sports icons. Once you've installed the font on your computer, using it is just a matter of setting a letter that corresponds to the image you want in that font.

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    More Basketball Fonts

    If you find that you're in need of more basketball fonts for your desktop publishing projects, sites like Dafont and Fontspace both offer a number of free font options that work on both PCs and Macs. Just search for sports fonts on either site.