Not many people had heard of Mac McClung before Saturday night, but now he’s one of the hottest draws in all of basketball.

McClung is a G-Leaguer who gained notoriety in high school for his jumping ability and crazy dunks: He played college baseball at Georgetown and Texas Tech, but hasn’t been able to play long in the NBA.

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Mac McClung #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball during the AT&T Slam Dunk contest as part of NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mac McClung #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball during the AT&T Slam Dunk contest as part of NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

In fact, he only has two NBA games to his credit, with two different teams.

But the Philadelphia 76ers knew about his jumping ability and signed him to a two-way contract last week so he could compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, and he didn’t disappoint.

Mac McClung #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates during the AT&T Slam Dunk contest as part of NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mac McClung #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates during the AT&T Slam Dunk contest as part of NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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McClung put on perhaps the best show the contest has ever seen, scoring 999 of a possible 1,000 points with his four crazy dunks.

Now, he’s an overnight sensation in the NBA, and people want to see him play. Sales for the Delaware Blue Coats, the Sixers’ G-League team, have increased five times the daily average since the dunk contest, a Blue Coats spokesman said. receiving sports.

The 22-year-old also signed a sponsorship deal with Puma and is now credited with «saving» the dunk contest. The NBA has said that it was the most watched dunk contest in history.

Mac McClung #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball during the AT&T Slam Dunk contest as part of NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mac McClung #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball during the AT&T Slam Dunk contest as part of NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Who knows if the performance will earn legitimate playing time with the Sixers, but if they call it, can you blame anyone for buying tickets just to watch him dunk in pregame warmups?