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Marshawn Lynch to join John Schriffen and Jon Dorenbos For SlamBall Championship This Week on ESPN

Marshawn Lynch (Keith Allison)

SlamBall, the fast-paced, gravity-defying sport that combines elements of basketball, football, hockey and acrobatics, today announced that longtime NFL star Marshawn Lynch will join John Schriffen and Jon Dorenbos for this week’s ESPN broadcast of the SlamBall playoffs, which begin on Tuesday, August 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET/11:00 p.m. ET, live on ESPN2, with the semifinals and championship game take place on Thursday, August 17, at 8:00 p.m. ET/11:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

“Marshawn Lynch stands out as one of the sports world’s most distinctive personalities, making him a perfect addition to the SlamBall broadcast booth,” said SlamBall co-founder Mason Gordon. “His unfiltered perspective and extensive experience on sports’ biggest stages will perfectly complement John Schriffen and Jon Dorenbos, who have been mainstays this season. With this playoff broadcast team, we’re confident in elevating the already exhilarating on-court action for our viewers.”

Lynch, a 12 year NFL veteran, was selected to the Pro Bowl five times and was a four time All-Pro selection during his career as a running back, helping lead the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl XLVIII title. He twice led the NFL in rushing touchdowns and was selected to the NFL All-Decade team for 2010-20.

Tuesday’s quarterfinals will feature the No. 3 seed, the Slashers vs. No. 6 seeded Gryphons, while 4 seed Wrath meet the No. 5 Lava. Those games will be followed by the Slam Dunk Contest with eight participants. Then on Thursday, the semi-finals will have the top seeded and undefeated Mob vs. winner of quarterfinal between No. 4 Wrath and No. 5 Lava, with the No. 2 Buzzsaw vs. winner of quarterfinal between No. 3 Slashers vs. No. 6 Gryphons.

The SlamBall Championship Game will then follow.

SlamBall is now being distributed via ESPN in Latin America (on DTC on Star+); in the Caribbean (via ESPN & the affiliate-authenticated ESPN App), and in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (via ESPN & the affiliate-authenticated Watch ESPN).

Weekend Highlights link: https://vimeo.com/854217904/babf391e6b?share=copy

For live score and statistics update visit https://app.scorebreak.io/federation/136/schedule

SlamBall’s two-year ESPN partnership combined to air more than 40 hours of live SlamBall programming across five weekends, culminating August 15-17 with the SlamBall Playoffs and SlamBall Championship Game.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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