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SlamBall works to write comeback story

Updated: May 23, 2011, 2:48 PM ET
By Amar Shah | Special to Page 2

The Dr. James Naismith of SlamBall has some simple advice: Don't invent a sport.

"There's nothing easy about this," said Mason Gordon, the co-creator of SlamBall. "This is about getting your face kicked in day in and day out. Not just for months or for years, but for a long period of time."

SlamBall, the aerodynamically insane, full-contact hybrid sport that combines elements of basketball, football and gymnastics, catapulted onto the television landscape in 2002. Los ...

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