NBA 2K Tips: How to Throw and Call for an Ally-Oop

Here are simple beginner tips and controls for throwing and calling for one of the most exciting plays in basketball and in NBA 2K – the ally-oop. Note: This is for the default controller settings.

Also see: NBA 2K20 Ultimate Dunks & Layup Guide

Alley-Oop Tips

  • Here are alley-oop tips that factor into the success rate of an alley-oop:
    • Helps to have a good passer to throw the oop + a good dunker to finish it
    • Make sure to take a good angle to finish the alley-oop
    • Make sure there’s a clear path to the hoop
    • As an alley-oop finisher, try to be in sync with the passer and vice versa for opportunities to perform alley-oops.
    • Utilize baseline backdoor cuts
    • Equip the Lob City Finisher Badge or Lob City Passer Badge (if throwing the lob)
    • Increase Driving Dunk attribute (MyPLAYER) or use NBA players w/high dunk ratings

To Throw an Ally-Oop:

Xbox One:

  • Alley-oop: Double tap Y (Left Stick selects receiver)
  • Self alley-oop: Double tap Y + Move Left Stick toward hoop

PS4:

  • Alley-oop: Double tap Triangle (Left Stick selects receiver)
  • Self alley-oop: Double tap Triangle + Move Left Stick toward hoop

To Call for an Ally-Oop:

Xbox One:

  • Call for Alley-oop: Double tap Y (while cutting toward hoop)

PS4:

  • Call for Alley-oop: Double tap Triangle (while cutting toward hoop)

To Finish an Alley-Oop:

Xbox One:

  • Finish Alley-oop: Press X or move and hold Right Stick in any direction when receiving an alley-oop pass.

PS4:

  • Finish Alley-oop: Press Square or move and hold Right Stick in any direction when receiving an alley-oop pass.

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