The NBA All-Star Dunk Contest is on the way, as this year’s All-Star Weekend will be held in February, with the All-Star Game being played on February 19.
The game and the events around it are always very popular, now more than ever before.
But this year it’ll be attracting even more attention, due to a certain star who will be participating.
Mac McClung – the athletic 6-foot-2 guard playing for G League’s Delaware Blue Coats – has accepted an invitation to be in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
McClung will be the first ever G League player in the NBA dunk contest.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2023
Shams Charania is reporting that Mac McClung, the six-foot-two guard who currently plays for the G League Delaware Blue Coats, has accepted an invitation to be in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
This is the first time that a G League player has participated in the dunk contest and the move is already gaining a lot of praise from fans.
It’s a great move by the league, as it shows that the NBA is about more than simply the stars who everyone knows.
What better event to highlight a star from the G League than the dunk contest?
This will only make McClung’s star rise even more, as millions of people tune into it every year and it generates many headlines, highlights, and viral moments.
McClung has been a part of a couple of teams, as both the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers played him during a single game each.
He has done some impressive work during the Summer League and looked like a star in the making.
And he is one of the biggest stars in the G League currently.
This has led many to believe that McClung will again be an official NBA player within the next few years.
That may be true, and his participation in the dunk contest only helps his chances.