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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
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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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 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.