Breaking NewsDownload App

Lob City and the Top 5 NBA Alley-Oop Combos: BR5

BR5Daily ShowDecember 21, 2016

Welcome to BR5, your daily source of sports and pop culture news.

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. 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices