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Alley-oop - Word of the Day - Fri Nov 13, 2020

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Alley-oop - (noun) - a basketball play in which a leaping player catches a pass above the basket and immediately dunks the ball

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Joey scored the game-winning basket on an alley-oop with less than a second left on the clock.

 

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Yes, I remember the song long before basketball ever used it... I think :unsure: 

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1 hour ago, wildone said:

Yes, I remember the song long before basketball ever used it... I think :unsure: 

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Looking at the history, the term was first used in football by the San Francisco 49'ers in 1957 prior to its use in basketball. While the song was composed in 1957, it wasn't recorded and released until 1960.

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