A Sport That America Forgot Is Alive And Well In China

May 19, 2015 By Archit Tripathi
If you were a regular viewer of SpikeTV back in the early 2000s, you may remember a sport called SlamBall. Created by Mason Gordon, the sport combined the aerial acrobatics of basketball with the aggressiveness of football, all aided by several trampolines right underneath each basket. This combination made for some seriously amazing looking slam dunks. Unfortunately, disputes over broadcasting led to this awesome sport disappearing from the airwaves. Without the media exposure, SlamBall gradually faded from people's minds.

Thankfully, Gordon didn't give up on his baby, even if it wasn't being televised anymore. China has a voracious appetite for all things basketball, and after an initial run of success airing old SlamBall episodes there, Gordon started the groundwork for SlamBall Asia. Here's hoping SlamBall returns to America soon, because I, for one, would love to re-enact Michael Jordan's epic slam dunk in "Space Jam."
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