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Nov 7, 2008

Slamball!!!


I was watching One Tree Hill and i came across this game called Slamball... it's sooooo cool i tell you... It's even cooler than the normal basketball!!!

Slamball is a team sport based on basketball. Points are scored by playing the through the net, as in basketball, though the point-scoring rules are modified. The main differences from the parent sport is the court; below the padded basketball rim and backboard are 4 trampolines set into the floor which serve to launch players to great heights for slam dunks. The rules also permit some physical contact between the members of the four-player teams. There's basically 3 positions in this game - The Handler, The Gunner and The Stopper...

Handler: This would be the primary ball handler on the team. It is his job to run the offense and organize the other members while controlling the flow of the game. Typically he would be responsible to set up the gunners to attack the basket while adding in his own offensive threat.
Gunner: The primary scorer on the team. A team's gunner will be the player on the team that will attack the basket and finish plays against the opposing teams' stopper, comparable to a forward or wing player in soccer or hockey.
Stopper: This position is for the primary defensive player. He trails the offense only when necessary, and he protects the rim from attacking players by using himself as a shield.

This is how the court looks like...

The best part is... watching hot guys with muscular bodies playing, showing off their bad boy side!!!(Their violent side) It's like watching WWF wrestlers playing basketballs...

Unfortunately, I didn't managed to find any videos of One Tree Hill's hottie - James Lafferty playing slamball... Sigh... but i did manage to find some slamball videos gone wrong on the all famous Youtube...

Enjoy~~~



















And before i end, here's a video of how a real slamball games looks like... (it's short clips of a few different slamball games put together...)






Isn't it cool!!! it's better than watching basketball!!!

4 pixies comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the sport. Is actually one of the few sport that you can watch action, and player given their all. I'm really a big fan of it they need to let us know when they are having games so I can take my kids

TheMob66 said...

Hey. That was such an awesome and detailed post. Thanks for putting it up there. I was actually lucky enough to get to play Slamball this last year and It is the most fun I have had in my entire life. Everything you said in your post is on point. I will say one thing though. The difference between us flying through the air and pro wrestlers is that our stuff isn't scripted. It's strictly SPORT. Most of the games this year were on Versus network with the championship on CBS. Next year there will be another TV contract but it's not for sure which network will carry Slamball.

One last thing. If you go to you tube and search "Slamball One Tree Hill" there will be a few videos where they show James Lafferty training...matter of fact.... let me find the link....

Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhBEi0gl9es

thanks for being a fan, you're awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys I was on the Slamball champion Slashers and I can tell you....Slamball is the best sport around. We apreciate the support from everyone. Right now we are working on coming back stronger and bigger next season. Keep checking Slamball.net for news about Slamball.

Anonymous said...

SlamBall is really fun to watch and I was surprised how much strategy there was in the game. I hope they make a video game out of it.