TFrom G-leaguer to NBA Slam Dunk winner: Mac McClung steals the show at All-Star Saturday night

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Five days agone    , Mac McClung was n’t on an NBA canon, having played for the Philadelphia 76ers ’ G League  chapter, the Delaware Blue Coats, this season.   On Saturday night, he came the center of the basketball world as he was  culminated NBA Slam Dunk champion in Salt Lake City, scoring a perfect 50 for three of his four dunks, and circumscribing a week in which he  inked a two- way contract with the Sixers.

“ The crowd was really amazing tonight, ” McClung told CNN’s Andy Scholes  latterly. “ It was a blessing. It’s really cool man. I mean I ’ll be  suitable to tell my  kiddies and  vapor about it one day. But yeah, the  thing is to play in the NBA. I ’m gon na keep working every day. I ’m  veritably empty and I ’m  flexible so I ’m gon na keep working. ”   For his first  immerse, McClung jumped over a friend sitting on another friend’s shoulders, picked the ball out his hands, tapped the backboard and finished with a rear slam for an  moment, perfect 50 from the judges.

The second was a 360  reel two handed  immerse, and he advanced to the final alongside Trey Murphy III of the New Orleans Pelicans.   Pulling out all the tricks, he secured another perfect 50 for  springing over another person and  ducking it in the net, before he sealed palm with a 540  immerse, completing one- and-a-half turns in the air.

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 Similar  inconceivable dunks from the 6ft 2in guard drew the admiration of NBA legends, as he came the shortest player since 1986 to rack up three perfect scores, according to ESPN.   “ Man was a viral HOH high  academy  immerse phenom, still working his way to the League, but lem me go get that  immerse contest  jewel right quick and bring it back to life!!! fantastic, ” Steph Curry  twittered.

“ He saved the  immerse contest, ” Shaquille O’Neal said.   The 24- time-old came the first 76ers to win the NBA’s slam  immerse contest and his new  platoon was also blown down by his perfomance   “ y’ all asked “ who is Mac McClung? ” NOW YOU KNOW, ” the 76ers  twittered.

Meanwhile, Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard won the three- point contest while  slipping  his alma  mammy’s jersey- Weber State University. The birthplace Utah Jazz  triad of Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler, and Collin Sexton won the chops challenge.

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