If there’s one basketball highlight that can draw ooohhs and ahhhhs from a crowd while imploding the life out of you in the process, it’s those gravity-defying, rim-rocking alley-oop slamma jammas.
But as amazing as they look, completing an oop is a serious business. There’s the lob, the catch, the hang time, and most important of all, the rim-rattling finish. And with thousands of lob passes in the NBA, it's hard to choose which ones are the best.
Gerald Green meets the Manimal at the rim
But because we're persistent dudes, we painstakingly compiled our own list of the top 10 alley-oops ever made in the NBA. Just in case we missed out on something, feel free to let us know in the comments section!
MICHAEL JORDAN HANGS AT THE GARDEN
Skip to #5 and see MJ being His Airness...and inadvertently inducting Mark Jackson into the Wall of Shame.
ISIAH THOMAS' AMAZING BOUNCE PASS!
Pistons great Isiah Thomas is a baller who was really ahead of his time. This is why when he made a high-looping bounce pass over a defender's head en route to a slam, no one was surprised.
In celebration of Stan Smith Day
Nick Oyzon is in the house!
Paging the local government