The 2023 NBA Dunk Contest is on Saturday night at All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City. The field this year could be considered underwhelming, but it does feature cult hero Mac McClung, who was recalled from the G League to compete in the contest. At +125 on DraftKings Sportsbook, McClung was the betting favorite to win the dunk contest this year. His odds moved and even Shams Charania was gassing up McClung heading into the contest. Here we’ll be tracking every dunk by McClung on Saturday night.
2023 NBA Dunk Contest: Mac McClung video highlights
First dunk — Well, McClung is bringing the heat early. His first dunk got a perfect score pretty easily. The difficulty level on the dunk was pretty high. Was it super flashy? Sort of. It’s not the best dunk we’ve seen get a perfect score in the dunk contest, but it’s solid and creative.
OVER 2 PEOPLE. TAP OFF THE BACKBOARD.— NBA (@NBA) February 19, 2023
GOODNESS, MAC MCCLUNG.#ATTSlamDunk x #StateFarmSaturday
: Live on TNT pic.twitter.com/kEzCbDofEd
Second dunk — This dunk was pretty solid. Not bad but nothing great. He still gets into the final after the 50 on the first dunk. It’s looking like McClung should take this thing. McClung has advanced to the final and will face New Orleans Pelicans’ Trey Murphy.
Mac McClung’s second dunk pic.twitter.com/jSkibGH9Yx— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) February 19, 2023
Third dunk — McClung wins the Dunk Contest and here’s his dunk from the final.
MCCLUNG SAID "IT'S OVER" pic.twitter.com/2J6DUeDXQY— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 19, 2023