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The alley-oop has always been a crowd favorite and highlight-reel topper in the NBA. Now, in a league where teams with “dynamic duos” and “Big Threes” are dominant, the alley-oop is used more than ever.
The Los Angeles Clippers' “Lob City” received a lot of attention last year with its show-stopping alleys, paying homage to NBA Jam. But can it repeat?
This year, Lob City faces major competition from some familiar faces in different places with a lot of big-play potential.
Young centers like JaVale McGee are sure to dazzle with spectacular dunks, while vets like Steve Nash and Dwight Howard will likely provide sparks in Los Angeles as a dynamic duo capable of some serious alley-ooping itself.
The question remains, however: Which tandem does it the best? Who lobs the ball most accurately, and who throws it down the hardest?
Here are our top five alley-oop duos.
Note: NBA.com recognizes Dwight Howard, not Tyson Chandler, as last year's league leader in field-goal percentage because Chandler did not have enough field-goal attempts.