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There’s a first time for everything as the Blue Coats’ McClung will compete in the NBA’s dunk contest.

According to Senior Lead NBA Insider for The Athletic Shams Charania “Mac McClung – the athletic 6-foot-2 guard playing for G League’s Delaware Blue Coats – has accepted an invitation to be in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend. McClung will be the first ever G League player in the NBA dunk contest.”

McClung won the G-League’s MVP last season. Mac garnered tons of attention with his viral high school highlight tapes.

“After the Warriors waived McClung, the Sixers signed him to an Exhibit 10 contract in October. Per Basketball Reference, McClung averaged 17.4 points on 43.1/32.1/74.1 shooting splits, 5.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 18 G League Showcase Cup games this season. Through seven regular-season games, he’s posted 17.6 points per contest and been more efficient (10 for 24 from three-point range). Among McClung’s highlights with Delaware are a 44-point performance and a long, audacious game-winning three-pointer” NBC Sports reports.

McClung played his college basketball Georgetown and Texas Tech. He is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee.

You can catch the NBA Dunk Contest on Saturday February 18th at 8 p.m. on TNT.

You can also play ball like your favorite Blue Coats with their open gym nights!

“The Delaware Blue Coats Open Gym series presented by AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, invites children ages 5 through 12 to participate in skills and drills training at the home arena of the Delaware Blue Coats. Each session will offer high level basketball instruction, specific to your child’s age and skill level. It’s FREE to register and each player that attends, will receive a T-Shirt” according to their website.

Upcoming dates include February 5th and 12th and March 19th and 25th.

There’s a first time for everything as the Blue Coats’ McClung will compete in the NBA’s dunk contest.

Where To Shop For Your Throwback Eagles Gear

With each passing day it seems like vintage Birds gear gets more and more popular! So the question is: Where to shop for your throwback Eagles gear?

Birds fans have become attached to the “new” colors as some still continue to say. The Midnight Green era of the Eagles came with some pushback in 1996.

The switch saw an ushering in of a new uniform and what is arguably the most successful span of Eagles football, but fans still love the classic Kelly Green color scheme.

Luckily for those fans the NFL is switching certain rules for the 2023-2024 season allowing for the Birds to rotate back in a throwback uniform for a few games.

According to CBS Sports “The uniforms will debut in 2023, when the Eagles have a Kelly green alternate helmet to match the jersey. The uniforms will debut in 2023, when the Eagles have a Kelly green alternate helmet to match the jersey.”

Fans still show up to tailgates, parties, even work proudly rocking the Kelly Green vintage feeling clothing.

I personally love throwback gear, but love supporting local businesses while doing so.

So here are some local businesses where you can grab some throwback Eagles gear as the Birds make another run to the big game:

  • Rare VNTG

    Rare VNTG was founded in 2013. Since then the Philly based business has specialized in hard-to-find vintage sportswear. They’ve traveled the world in search of the most elusive pieces, hoping to share their passion and love for vintage with you all.

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    The "Rare Vntg Story" begins with my dad. At age 8, my grandfather brought my dad home a Detroit Red Wings jersey, and well the rest is history! Pops was hooked on jerseys! His collection grew throughout high-school and college.

  • Golden Bear Garage

    Besides being a great follow on Instagram, Golden Bear has some of the rarest pieces out there. His ETSY shop is full of stuff you won’t find anywhere else.

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    We are city kids from Philly , who always loved getting the rare gear that no one else had. Grew up in hardworking Middle class families. Always looked forward to getting our older cousins hand me down clothes. Have always had a love for Flea Markets, haggling people at a young age to get great deals on cool stuff.

     

  • Shibe Sports

    Shibe Vintage Sports was founded in 2013 by Philadelphia sports fans with a passion for sports history and a desire to sell unique vintage-style shirts and hats. 

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    Shibe Vintage Sports was founded in 2013 by Philadelphia sports fans with a passion for sports history and a desire to sell unique vintage-style shirts and hats. We offer quality brands such as '47 Brand, Junk Food, American Needle and Mitchell & Ness.

  • Blessed in Distress

    Blessed in Distress was created during the pandemic in 2020. What started as dyeing and distressing graphic tees has since spiraled into a full-blown passion for creating custom, unique gear for all Philadelphia sports fans!

    Blessed in Distress Apparel

    ✨My name is Jen and I am a full-time teacher, toddler mom and wife as well as owner and creator of Blessed in Distress Apparel! ✨Blessed in Distress was created during the pandemic in 2020. What started as dyeing and distressing graphic tees has since spiraled into a full-blown passion for creating custom, unique gear for all Philadelphia sports fans!

     

  • South Fellini

    Tony Trov and Johnny Zito, two friends from South Philly, first started collaborating while attending Temple University where they made tee shirts to fund for their short films and rock operas. They began their careers by creating original graphic novels for DC Entertainment and Image Comics. They went on to self finance two independent horror movies distributed through Gravitas Ventures. And in 2016 Trov and Zito opened South Fellini; their brick and mortar store on East Passyunk Avenue.  
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  • NotAChuckVintage

    Based in Newark, this ETSY page has tons of Birds throwback jerseys.

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    Shop Giving Used Clothing A Second Chance by NotAChuckVintage located in Newark, Delaware. Smooth shipping! Has a history of shipping on time with tracking. Speedy replies! Has a history of replying to messages quickly. Rave reviews! Average review rating is 4.8 or higher

     

  • PhilaParkaAuthory

    Want to stay warm but still rock a fresh throwback vibe? Check out PhilaParkaAuthority.

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    Shop Vintage Philadelphia sports items by PhilaParkaAuthority located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Top shop for gifts. A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!