Fans demanded SlamBall. And thanks to its creators and ESPN, they’ve got it.
The sport mixes basketball, football and gymnastics, with four trampolines on each side of the court. Twenty-three years ago, Mason Gordon, then a TV production assistant, sketched the concept on a napkin and sold his boss, producer/director Mike Tollin, on SlamBall’s viability. Subsequently, the sport had a successful run in the 2000s on venues like Spike TV, Cartoon Network and CBS.
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