Few things are more satisfying to the eye than a perfectly executed alley-oop.
Unfortunately, an immaculate alley-oop is not an everyday thing. Fortunately, people have been playing basketball for a long time.
The origins of the alley-oop are disputed widely, but many credit Al and Gerald Tucker, two brothers from Oklahoma Baptist University, for connecting on the first alley-oops ever. Today, the alley-oop has evolved into a useful and majestic scoring play (and, occasionally, just a ridiculous trick shot) that people keep trying to evolve.