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Tuesday / April 16.
  • Mac McClung jumps over Shaq, wins 2nd straight NBA Dunk Contest

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Mac McClung, generously listed at 6-foot-2, won his second straight NBA Dunk Contest Saturday night with a variety of dunks including one over 7-foot-1 Shaquille O’Neal.

    McClung became the fifth player to win back-to-back dunk contests following Michael Jordan, Jason Richardson, Nate Robinson and Zach LaVine. Robinson is the only player to win it three times, and McClung didn’t rule out trying to tie him next season. McClung and Robinson are the only players listed at 6-2 or shorter to win the Dunk Contest.

    McClung plays for the Osceola Magic, the Orlando Magic’s NBA G League affiliate, but he said he “believes” he belongs in the NBA.

    “I do I believe I do but I also think this is my human experience, and I think it’s my human experience for a reason,” he said. “This is my story and I’ve really embraced it”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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