NBA 2K23 Alley-Oop Tips: Finish / Dunk, Pass, Call for, & Self Alley-Oops

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 alley-oop. Alley-oops tips include how to finish an alley-oop, throw an alley-oop, call for an alley-oop, and do a self alley-oop. Alley-oops off the backboard are automatically decided.

Note: This is for the default controller settings.

Also See:

Alley-Oop Tips

  • Equip Aerial Wizard Badge
  • Increase success rate of alley-oop by having a clear path to the hoop and a good angle relative to the passer when calling for an alley-oop, and a good angle going to the hoop.
  • It helps to have a good passer to throw the oop + a good dunker to finish it
  • Take advantage of fast break opportunities
  • Utilize the pick and roll
  • Utilize baseline backdoor cuts
  • Increase lob success rate by running with player(s) who have Special Delivery Badge
  • Increase Driving Dunk attribute (MyPLAYER) or use NBA players w/high dunk ratings

To Throw an Ally-Oop:

Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S:

  • Alley-oop: Double tap Y (Left Stick selects receiver)
  • Self alley-oop: Double tap Y + Move Left Stick toward hoop
  • Bounce Pass Alley-oop: Press A + B and move LS toward the receiver

PS4 / PS5:

  • Alley-oop: Double tap Triangle (Left Stick selects receiver)
  • Self alley-oop: Double tap Triangle + Move Left Stick toward hoop
  • Bounce Pass Alley-oop: Press X + O and move LS toward the receiver

To Call for an Ally-Oop:

Xbox One / Xbox Series X/S:

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

PS4 / PS5:

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

To Finish an Alley-Oop:

Xbox One / Xbox Series X | S:

  • Finish Alley-oop: Press X and time the dunk meter

PS4 / PS5:

  • Finish Alley-oop: Press Square and time the dunk meter