Ranking the Best Alley-Oop Dunks of the 2012-13 NBA Season Thus Far

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Ranking the Best Alley-Oop Dunks of the 2012-13 NBA Season Thus Far
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They're often point guard-induced, and they're Blake Griffin-approved. They combine both the art of accuracy and the inherent athleticism currently running rampant in the NBA. They're still only worth two points, but you can't put a tangible value on most of them.

I'm referring, of course, to "alley-oop" dunks.

Today's Association is littered with athletic monsters and unselfish minions who have helped redefine how that round ball is put through that equally round hoop.

Don't fall into the trap of believing they're like any other old rim-rocking display either. They can be done alone (just ask Danilo Gallinari, among others), but just as it takes two to tango, it usually takes two to alley that oop.

As the game has evolved and modernized (and as Chris Paul founded Lob City), the NBA has become host to a deluge of alley-oops.

Judging by the frequency with which they're employed today, it's a gracious host at that.

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