An alley-oop in basketball is an offensive play in which one player throws the ball near the basket to a teammate who jumpscatches the ball in mid air and slam dunks it before touching the ground.
The term "alley-oop" is derived from the French term allez hop! In sports the term Alley Op alley-oop " first appeared in the s by the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL to describe a high arcing pass from quarterback Y. Tittle to wide receiver R. Owenswho would outleap smaller cornerbacks for touchdown receptions " The Catch ", the Dwight Clark touchdown reception from Joe Montana by which the 49ers gained entry into their first Super Bowl, Alley Op also an "alley-oop" pass and later became better known from its use in basketball.
In the s, some players began grabbing balls in mid-air and then dunking. Jones and Bill Russell teamed up to perform the alley-oop several times while at the University of San Francisco in the mids. Al Tucker and his brother Gerald at Oklahoma Baptist University are sometimes mistakenly credited with being the first to use the alley-oop in the mids. Some others credit David Thompson as the first player to execute the classic alley-oop play while at North Carolina State Universitywith his teammates Monte Towe and Tim Stoddard performing the necessary lob passes.
NCSU's Thompson popularized the play during the early s, exploiting his inch vertical leap to make the above-the-rim play a recurring staple in the Wolfpack's offensive attack. The duo connected for many highlight alley-oops and would showcase the play in their national championship run, including the most watched game in the history of the sport, the famed Magic vs.
Bird championship game. The following year, North Carolina State also won the national championship on what could be considered the most famous alley-oop of all time against heavily-favored Houston in the championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With time running out and the score tied, guard Dereck Whittenburg shot short of the rim, which effectively functioned as a pass to Lorenzo Charleswho caught the ball and stuffed it through the net to win the title in a huge upset.
During the s, NBA stars turned the alley-oop into the game's ultimate quick-strike weapon. An American comic strip created by V. Hamlin in It's mostly about the adventures of caveman Alley Oop who lives in the prehistoric kingdom of Moo and rides his pet dinosaur Dinny. Check this Sunday's Alley Oop in the funnies.
It seems like they've been running that strip forever. Eee-o eleven UrbDic Sandy Nelson of "Teenbeat" fame played the garbage can and screamed on the record. The background singers were: Dallas Frazier Buddy Mize, Scotty Turner, Diane?? A friend I knewand [myself]. The song's composer, Dallas Frazierreleased his own version on his album Elvira. It was also performed by Dave Van Ronk and the Hudson Dusters on their self-titled album, released Alley Op The British group, The Tremeloesrecorded a version of the song as well.
There is a Brazilian Portuguese-language version of the song, titled "Brucutu", recorded by Roberto Carlos inwith lyrics by Rossini Pinto. Sha Na Na did a version of the song in a prehistoric times themed sketch from their TV show. Actress-singer Darlene Love recorded a version of the song for the film Bachelor Party.
George Thorogood also performed a version of this song with his band, the DestroyersAlley Op, and it was on his live album that was released on February 15, Ray Stevens 's version was on his album Gitarzan. The lyric "look at that caveman go" is referenced in David Bowie 's " Alley Op on Mars? After the video, Russell chuckled Alley Op it, causing an angry Dream Machine to run out and start choking Russell. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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