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Reach for the sky: SlamBall’s back

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In SlamBall, spring beds elevate players like George Byrd (left) and Kevin Cassidy (right) to inhuman heights (Photo by Patrick Ecclesine)

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In SlamBall, spring beds elevate players like Dion Bailey to inhuman heights (Photo by Patrick Ecclesine)

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In SlamBall, spring beds elevate players like Chris Robbins (left) and George Byrd (right) to inhuman heights (Photo by Patrick Ecclesine)

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In SlamBall, spring beds elevate players like Chris Young (right) to inhuman heights (Photo by Patrick Ecclesine)

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Proponents of SlamBall are trying once again to get a new professional sport off the ground. Literally. In this hybrid of basketball, hockey and gymnastics, players try to dunk baskets while propelling themselves 15 feet in the air. But will it crash once again?


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