Watch every dunk from the 2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest here
Every year the hype is high for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. NBA players show what they’ve got and show off fatter dunks every year. For those who don’t know what dunking is, when a player jumps into the air and completely destroys a basketball hoop. Also this year we saw incredible dumps again, here you will find all dumped stuff from NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2023.
This year, for the first time, a G-League player participated in a dunk competition. The G-league is the second basketball league in the United States and is seen as the training league for the NBA. This caused some uproar, with NBA star Kevin Durant even calling the decision “crazy.” In the end, Mac McClung (G-league player) just won.
Prove the haters wrong
haters gonna hate. A well-known phrase applied to the recent edition of the NBA Slam Dunk contest. Mac dominated the dunk competition, ending the argument over whether or not he should compete. Some may know the high school phenomenon from his viral Ballislife mixtapes from yesteryear. Defeat Houston Rockets forward KG Martin, Trey Murphy III of the New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks center Jericho Sims.
This is the first time since 1984 that a player from outside the NBA has competed in the dunk contest. By the way, McClung signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers four days before the game and walked on the court for the first time at the event in his new NBA uniform. Mac McClung is now an official NBA player. Mac at least showed his best side and proved the haters wrong, and now he is preparing for a stellar career in the NBA.
NBA Slam Dunk 2023 competition
McClung started with a glass dunk on a two-man, followed by a 360-degree windmill in the second round. Heading into the final two rounds with Trey Murphy III, McClung donned the high school jersey for a double pump back, before ending the night with a resounding 540 jam. The final winning score was 50, 49.8, 50, 50. The 1.88m young guard finished the evening Almost perfect result. Seconds later, he was holding the trophy aloft next to 76ers legend Julius Dr. J Irving.
“From the start I was the underdog,” McClung said. “Proving others right rather than others wrong is a little more satisfying.” The young player was cheered on by the wraparound stadium and watched by millions from their homes. Many, like Magic Johnson, have been hailed for saving the slam dunk contest, which has waned in popularity in recent years.
Watch the full 2023 Slam Dunk Contest below.
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