Some of the biggest names in basketball gave McClung props after his dominant performance.
Videos showed celebrities like Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Gabrielle Union, and Jonathan Majors, in awe of McClung’s performance at Salt Lake City’s Vivint Arena.
On Twitter, the stars continued to show their love for the guard.
“Man was a viral HOH high school dunk phenom, still working his way to the League, but lemme go get that dunk contest trophy right quick and bring it back to life!!! Unreal,” Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry wrote.
Magic Johnson tweeted that McClung “saved” the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, an event that has dwindled in excitement in recent years.
“Mac McClung has personally saved the slam dunk contest with his performance tonight!!” he wrote. “He put on a show!”
After the event, McClung told CNN the contest was a “blessing” he’ll brag about to his kids one day. However, he added that his work isn’t finished.
“But yeah, the goal is to play in the NBA. I’m gonna keep working every day,” he said. “I’m very hungry and I’m resilient so I’m gonna keep working.”