WATCH: Every Mac McClung dunk from the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Last Night
Philadelphia 76ers’ guard Mac McClung set the basketball world on fire last night in Utah, wining the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in dominating fashion.
McClung, who made history as the first G League player EVER to compete in the NBA Dunk contest, silenced all the haters and essentially saved the All-Star weekend event that many in the basketball world thought was dead.
Mac McClung first 76ers player to ever win the Slam Dunk Contest
From the first dunk, McClung caught everyone’s attention when he jumped over two people, touched the backboard with the ball before slamming the ball for the hoop.
The dunk earned a perfect score of 50 from the judges.
Tap the glass over 2 people: 50
McClung then followed up that up with a spinning dunk that should have earned another perfect score, but fell just short.
360 windmill: 49.8
McClung entered the finals against Trey Murphy III from the New Orleans Pelicans and had arguably his weakest dunk of the night, which honestly didn’t matter because it was still one of the best in the contest regardless.
Double Pump Reverse: 50
From there, McClung’s last dunk was a masterpiece. After this one, the contest was over. Period.
McClung played two seasons at Georgetown and one for Texas Tech before going undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft. He started his G League career with the South Bay Lakers before signing with the Chicago Bulls, but only managed to play one game with them before returning to the Lakers where he earned the 2022 G League Rookie of the Year.
He opened this season with the Golden State Warriors Summer League team but was waived in early October. He then signed with the Sixers G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, and finally earned a two-way contract just four days ago to get his call up to the NBA.
Needless to say, last night one was great first impression.