One of the signature moves in basketball is a classic alley-oop. Alley-oops require a lot of precision and athleticism, making it one of the hardest moves to perfect in the game. However, this kind of move can be made to look quite easy by those who suit up every night in the NBA, and in NBA 2K23. So, how can you perform an alley-oop in NBA 2K23? There are a number of different variants of the alley-oop, so let’s go over the controls for the ones you should know in NBA 2K23.
There are three ways in which you can perform an Alley-Oop in the game, which we will mention here.
Alley-Oop to a Teammate
This is the basic move, and you can perform it by double tapping on the lob pass button, which differs depending on what platform you’re using to play the game. It is Triangle on PlayStation, Y on Xbox, and X on the Nintendo Switch. After you have pressed it, you will need to move the left joystick toward the player to that you wish to give the ball.
Alley-Oop to Yourself
Don’t trust your teammates to get the job done? No problem. Perhaps that isn’t the issue, and you’d just rather show off. Whatever the case may be, there’s an easy way to keep an alley-oop all for yourself. Once again, simply double-tap the lob pass button. This time, though, make sure your player is currently making their way to the rim while also operating within plenty of space.
There is always the chance that this registers as a regular alley-oop, and thus tosses the ball to a nearby teammate, but do not fret! Making sure your player has plenty of space is crucial. A little bit of practice wouldn’t hurt either.
Bounce Pass Alley-Oop
You can bounce pass Alley-Oop to a teammate, which is a little more complicated. You will need to hit the pass and bounce pass buttons at the same time while directing the left joystick to its intended target. The buttons you need to press at the same time are X + O on PlayStation, A + B on Xbox, and X + A on the Nintendo Switch.
Those are the controls for doing alley-oops in NBA 2K23. Remember, alley-oops are high-risk, high-reward moves. So, make sure that when doing one, you have plenty of confidence and, if you’re in MyTeam or MyCareer, some teammates that you’re very comfortable with receiving the pass and getting the latter part of the move done.