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When you want to get a crowd into a game or you need a quick hitting play to change the momentum of a game, then you want a backdoor alley oop. An alley oop is an offensive play in which one player throws the basketball up near the basket to a teammate who jumps, catches the ball in mid air and either lays the basketball into the basket or slams it home. Follow these steps from NBA veteran Tracy Murray to learn how to run a backdoor alley oop play in basketball.