Recently crowned NBA Slam Dunk Champion Mac McClung talked about adjusting to instant fame and more in a recent interview with New York Post.
When asked about his craziest experience the past week, the star replied, “Just I think people waiting outside my apartment and kinda figuring out where I live, and like asking for autographs. . . when I got off the flight, people who weren’t even in the airport were waiting… it was just like how’d they know what time I was getting in? It was just insane. And all the love has been great, but it has been a little crazy at times.”
“I would just say there’s just a lot going on, and I’m trying to really be present and make the most of it, but everything’s kind of really sped up and a blur right now but my main focus is on hoops, so a guy really that gets to play the game he loves every day,” McClung added.
Mac talks about making impact in the NBA
When asked about what makes him believe that he could make an impact in the NBA, someday, Mac replied “I wish I can explain it, but I’ve always just believed. I do have doubts like everyone else, but my preparation and my hard work really takes away those doubts to give me even more belief, but just something in my core since the day I was born was like I know I’m made for these moments.”
The star player also talked about his experience playing two NBA games in the past. “I just wanted more. I just wanted more experience, I wanted more of it. It’s like something you get addicted to. It’s something that we all dream about that are playing in the G League at the moment, so I’m excited, man, I love this game so much and can’t wait for that opportunity,” he said.
Mac also shared the biggest obstacle he had to overcome. “Just learning patience. It’s like, ‘Oh, you need to do this, you need to do this.’ A lot of it is God’s timing and patience and letting it work out and waiting your turn. A wise person, one of my past coaches told me like, ‘Just wait your turn, and be ready when it’s your turn.’”