How To Alley Oop In NBA 2K23

Pulling off the perfect alley-oop is one of the hardest tricks to learn in NBA 2K23. Here's how to dunk in style with a few easy tips.

Basketball is a game of wits and stamina. Although both are equally important, the former takes precedence over the latter. If you are smart enough to make fancy shots that will confuse the opponent, then you can easily take the dub on any team, and that is why this guide will educate you on how you can Alley Oop in NBA 2K23.

Alley Oop in NBA 2K23 is notorious for being hard to perfect, and the risk of turnover is also high if you are not careful. With all of these things in mind, let’s talk about how you can successfully do an Alley-Oop.

Doing An Alley Oop in NBA 2K23

Once you climb the rank ladder high enough, regardless of what sport you are playing, the opponents will know so much about you that it will be hard to throw something they aren’t already prepared for and have prepared a countermeasure for.

Also, it is not easy to keep coming up with new moves, especially in NBA 2K23, because your options will always be limited as to what you can do with your player so that you get past the defensive line and score a point.

At this point, you will be scratching your head about what to do, but don’t worry, there are always some tricks that an opponent cannot counter even if they know it is coming, and Alley-Oop is one of them.

On the Playstation

To do an Alley Oop on PlayStation, you have to double tap Triangle and then use your Left Stick to point to the player you want the ball to go to.

On the Xbox

Meanwhile, to do the Alley Oop on the Xbox, you need to double tap Y. Then, use the left stick in the direction you want to pass the ball.

On the PC

Likewise, if you want to do the Alley Oop on the PC, press the Numpad 3 once. Then select the direction of the pass with the help of the left and right arrow key or A and D keys.

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It will take some practice to smooth it out, but once you get the hang of it, it is probably one of the best tricks to score. There are a few things that you should keep in mind.

First of all, make sure that you are pointing in the right direction because, if the direction of your analog stick is off, the ball will go to the opponent between you and your teammate, and you will lose the chance of scoring.

Secondly, don’t try to do an Alley-Oop from afar because the greater the distance between you and the receiver, the harder it is to execute the trick perfectly.

Shavez Arif is a senior writer at He is caffeine-dependent, not-so-hardcore gamer who for some reason loves every FPS game with a toxic fanbase - Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant to name a few.