Let the #NBAAllStarTO fun begin!
Exclusive, time-sensitive NBA-themed emojis are now live on Twitter.
— NBA (@NBA) February 12, 2016
The purpose of the new emojis is to vote for the All-Star Game MVP, but they can be used all weekend no matter what. They will, however, be gone by February 15.
To activate the emojis, just type #firstnamelastname (#StephenCurry, #LeBronJames, for example).
To use the emojis on Sunday, type #KiaAllStarMVP and #firstnamelastname in the same tweet. Voting begins at the start of the fourth quarter and lasts for 30 minutes. 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.
— Twitter Sports (@TwitterSports) February 12, 2016