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Mason Gordon
Mason Gordon

Mason Gordon


Los Angeles, CA USA

"This is your time, this is your platform, this is your stage to succeed."

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Mason's work combines: Action Sports, Entrepreneurship, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life


I created a fully realized sport that was inspired by the strategies, aesthetics and pacing of video games.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Followed his love of show business to L.A. with two goals: to date a wannabe-actress and to go to a movie premiere.

  • 2.

    He was working as a "bottom-feeder" at a production company when he came up with the idea of Slamball.

  • 3.

    Approached Mike Tollin, one of the producers at his company, and convinced him to get onboard.

  • 4.

    Tollin told him that rather than trying to invent a sport, he should try to get Slamball on TV and work backwards from there.

  • 5.

    As his idea gained traction, more and more people jumped to help him out; says that "validation" was a huge turning point.

  • 6.

    Eventually, they began building the Slamball courts-says everyone was showing up at 8 a.m. ready to work because they were so excited.

  • 7.

    It took 18 months to evolve his "goofy" idea from a doodle on the back of a napkin into a nationally broadcast sport.

  • 8.

    Says that while it can be difficult to not have a prior blueprint to follow, when you have a strange or new idea, you need to run with it.