SlamBall is officially coming back.
The sport, which combines basketball with trampolines, has become a social media sensation nearly 20 years after going off the air on Spike TV.
SlamBall might actually be the greatest sport of ALL-TIME 😈 (via @slambaIl) pic.twitter.com/Ec04diUoD9
— Overtime (@overtime) April 25, 2021
Apparently, all the social media interest in SlamBall has convinced big-money investors to bring it back.
According to a report from Front Office Sports, SlamBall is officially going to return this summer for a six-week regular season in Vegas.
NEW: SlamBall is officially returning this July with a six-week regular season and one week of playoffs in Las Vegas
The early 2000s phenomenon is bringing a star group of investors with it this time around
Full story @FOS https://t.co/h8c1s0mwE4
— Doug Greenberg (@DougGreenberg) March 21, 2023
Several high-profile investors, including Michael Rubin and Gary Vee
As part of the sport’s return, which was first announced in August, SlamBall completed an $11 million Series A funding round led by Roger Ehrenberg’s IA Sports Ventures and Eberg Capital.
The round of funding included strategic investors from around sports and entertainment.
David Blitzer, co-founder of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
David Adelman, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils
Michael Rubin, CEO of Fanatics
Blake Griffin, Boston Celtics power forward and six-time NBA All-Star