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Erin WalshFebruary 18, 2024

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Mac McClung is a two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champ.

McClung, who bets the G League’s Osceola Magic, safeguarded his Slam Dunk contest title on Saturday night in Indiana with a win over Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown in the last round.

The 25-year-old took home the title in 2015 and is now the very first back-to-back Slam Dunk Contest champ considering that Zach LaVine in 2015 and 2016. Michael Jordan (1987, 1988), Jason Richardson (2002, 2003) and Nate Robinson (2009, 2010) are the just other rivals to have actually won the contest in back-to-back years.

McClung wowed the judges in the last round, opening with a rating of 48.8 on his very first dunk after knocking the ball into the hoop over 2 individuals:

NBA @NBA

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He then scored 50s throughout the board with his 2nd dunk of the last round, leaping over Shaquille O’Neal and striking the reverse:

NBA @NBA

MAC WENT REVERSE OVER SHAQ < a href="https://t.co/13bfmfVUlg">> https://t.co/13bfmfVUlg << a href="https://t.co/bKnOIV9nN1">> pic.twitter.com/bKnOIV9nN1

McClung got the regard he should have with his last dunk, and NBA fans could not assist however buzz up the Osceola Magic star after duplicating as the champ:

Robert Griffin III @RGIII

Mac McClung has actually constantly been a soaking device, however he has whatever you require to win the dunk contest. Bunnies, imagination, ending up power, fast hands and he is much shorter so it looks cooler when he leaps high.

Jay King @ByJayKing

Mac McClung is an outrageous dunker. He must remain in the contest as long as he can win it.

zaiire @_zaiire_

Mac McClung when it concerns conserving the NBA dunk contest << a href="https://t.co/ZAkyNsPptH">> pic.twitter.com/ZAkyNsPptH

Rodger Sherman @rodger

Mac McClung is the primary character of a 90’s Disney television motion picture about a kid whose dream is to make the NBA and discovers that if he wins the Slam Dunk Contest he gets a lineup area

Gunnar @CookedByGunnar

Mac McClung when a year << a href="https://t.co/2aYGuPvqwk">> pic.twitter.com/2aYGuPvqwk

Tadi Abedje @realTadiAbedje

Mac McClung wins the slam dunk contest once again. This man continues to bring the dunk contest on his back. It assists to leap over Shaq two times !!<< a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #NBA< < a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAAllStar?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #NBAAllStar< < a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StateFarmSaturday?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #StateFarmSaturday< < a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ATTSlamDunk?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #ATTSlamDunk<

AJB for MVP @AJBrownisMyGoat

Mac McClung is a legend

Scott Dunson @ScottyD_777

Mac McClung the goat

AirMecca23 ✪ @MeccaThaGoat

Mac McClung resembles THAT

brand-new york sports lover @ny_prodz

MAC MCCLUNG IS THE GOAT OF THE DUNK CONTEST

TK @TKtheLegend

Mac McClung is solitarily bring the dunk contest.

In spite of his success in the Slam Dunk Contest, McClung hasn’t had the ability to stick on an NBA lineup.

The Texas Tech item appeared in one video game each with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers throughout the 2021-22 season,

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