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n. Basketball
1. A play in which a pass is lobbed above the basket and a player jumps up and attempts to catch the ball and score before returning to the floor.
2. The pass made in such a play.
Used to signal the start of a strenuous activity, such as lifting.

[French allez-oop, cry of circus acrobat about to leap, from allez, pl. imperative of aller, to go, from Old French aler, to walk; see alley1.]


(ˈæl iˈup)

(used as a shout of encouragement, exhortation, etc., esp. in lifting a heavy object.)
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And just like clockwork, Lassiter turned the play into an alley-oop that kissed the glass with the softest of touches.
Minutes earlier, Nance, who was trying to win the contest 34 years after his father won it, had earned a perfect 50 with a slam off a double alley-oop off the glass.
long-time, loyal Taiwanese fan of eight-time NBA all star player Vince Carter flew 13 hours and 6,500 miles to watch his idol play, but was surprised with the chance of a lifetime to join him in practice and even got to toss the 2000 NBA Slam dunk Champion an alley-oop for a two-handed jam.
Thunder guard Andre Roberson was taken off on a stretcher in the third quarter after landing hard on the court after trying to jump for an alley-oop.
Of the 14 baskets Ryan Davis pumped home Tuesday in Conants 56-45 win over McHenry, most of them came on alley-oop passes or otherwise clean entry passes from Ben Schols, Rajat Mittal, Joe Arriaga or Jonathan Kolev.
Hayward, who signed a four-year, 128 million dollars free agent contract with the Celtics this summer, was bumped by James while trying to catch an alley-oop pass with 6:45 left in the first quarter.
Hayward went up for an alley-oop and collided with Cavaliers star LeBron James and came down awkwardly on his left leg.
isaac Hamilton followed with back-to-back baskets to cut the lead to 19-17 before Chris Boucher dunked on an alley-oop from Dillon Brooks.
AMHERST -- When Manhattan executed a perfect alley-oop pass at the regulation buzzer to force overtime, the entire Mullins Center stood in stunned silence.
A 1260, beautiful landing, back to back 12s, 900 to the bowand-arrow alley-oop 540 flatspin.
Paul Lee converted an alley-oop play off an inbound with nine-tenths of a second left Friday night and keyed an 83-80 victory over the Mixers that allowed the Elasto Painters to grab momentum in their PBA Philippine Cup title series playoff at the Araneta Coliseum.
But any faint hope the Knights had of getting back into the game were ended by some emphatic dunks from high-flying guard Donald Robinson, who then set up Pressey for an alley-oop dunk, before Aaron Maher finished the scoring with his second three-pointer to give the Raiders a 28 point victory.