Saw this article on the BBC and I thought it was hilarious.
I don’t know why exactly I found it so funny–I suppose it’s actually a neat way to gauge skill of players generally considered better on one or other playing surface.
Maybe it reminds me of some ridiculous futuristic sport you might see in sci-fi (or sport-fi? 🙂 like Parrises squares in ST:TNG or jumpball in the Starship Troopers movie which you see and think: “No one will ever play that.”
Slamball was a real-world version of this silly-futuristic-sport phenomenon. Had I not see it played in real-life I would have scoffed out loud in the movie theater when Data and Geordie started bouncing on trampolines and dunking basketballs…