AFTER 20 years the famous game titled ‘Slamball’ will return as fans are eagerly awaiting it.
The recurring sport is a combination of elements from basketball, American football, ice hockey and trampoline.
The alternative sport was created in 1999 by Mason Gordon.
Slamball played two seasons in 2002 and 2003, returned for a year in 2008 and is now back in 2023.
The league has four trampolines around each net and boards around the pitch.
The basketball variant will have a six-week regular season beginning in July and a week of playoffs in Las Vegas, according to Front Office Sports reporter Doug Greenberg.
Per Greenberg, fans of the sport “launched a social media campaign that garnered 200 million views for the hashtag #BringBackSlamBall.”
When it was formed, SlamBall was known for its dunks, collisions between players, and body-to-body contact.
And adoring fans are buying into the new campaign’s hype on social media.
One tweeted: “Damn that looks dangerous! Fun… but dangerous.”
Another said: “I would go to Vegas just for that, I don’t like Vegas lol.”
While a third asked, “Where do I sign up?”
SlamBall has garnered backing from wealthy investors including Boston Celtics forward Blake Griffin, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils co-owner David Adelman, as well as Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin.
More information on teams, tickets and schedule will be announced shortly.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7687784/iconic-slamball-game-to-make-return/ The legendary game of slamball returns after two decades, and adoring fans are all saying the same thing