I love inbound alley-oops starring Wesley Matthews (and Vince Carter)
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Maybe my favorite play in basketball is the inbound alley-oop. What makes it so great is you usually see it coming right before the inbounder makes the pass and then you get excited for that split second hoping that the connection works.
The other great thing about these plays is a defender usually gets posterized because the defender had no idea it was coming or they realized it at the last second and ended up making a half effort to stop it.
Last night, Batum and Wesley Matthews connected on a posterizing inbound alley-oop and LaMarcus Aldridge (who scored a career high 44) enjoyed it as much as I did…..Kenneth Faried – not so much.
Faried actually had one of the nicest inbound alley-oop dunks in recent memory when he threw down this 1 hand dunk in front of LaMarcus Aldridge a couple of years ago.
But let me show you the 2 inbound oop dunks that got me hooked in the mid 90s. Both came from Vince Carter.