“This is so dope” NBA stars react to Mac McClung’s incredible performance at Slam Dunk contest

This year’s slam dunk championship put on a magnificent show in Salt Lake City, following a long and cherished tradition of NBA stars, and crowned a new slam dunk champion for the season.

After displaying a series of eye-catching artistic dunks, the judges scored and decided the winner. The Philadelphia 76ers point guard Mac McClung won the contest by scoring all but one short field, Lisa Leslie’s 50 mark. Thus, the youngster got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive the Julius Dr. J. Erving Award from the man himself.

There are a lot of posts on social media about how great Mac McClung is, just like there are a lot of posts about how great the Hall of Famer is.

What did the NBA superstars say regarding Mac McClung’s amazing dunks?

Aside from team and individual honors, the slam dunk champion held a special place in the NBA community. Every year there are several competitors eyeing the prize, and the judges have to pick the best from the best. and it’s not a easy task for anyone to impress a handful of legends.

Former Dallas Mavericks champion Tyson Chandler became awed by the 23-year-old’s ability. “This is so Dope! Congratulations, Mac McClung,” Tyson wrote on Twitter.

NBA legend Magic Johnson wrote, “Mac McClung has personally saved the slam dunk contest with his performance tonight!! He put on a show! 🔥🔥🔥”

The reigning NBA most valuable player Steph Curry exclaimed, “Unreal”

The young 7-foot center Mo Bamba wrote, “Yeaaa… go on ahead and put his name in the dunk contest for next year too ! #NBAAllStar”

The Sixers’ Twitter took it one step further.

It seems the NBA world has its new poster boy for the best dunker in the league. Moreover, McClung was also named the best dunker at the high school level.

What do you think of Mac McClung’s dunking? Who’s your favorite dunker of all time? Leave your opinion with us in the comments.



Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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