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Old 03-27-04, 12:09 AM
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best freethrow shooters (any level)

everyone loves the big dunks
but so many games come down to the players that can step up and make the freethrows

who are the top freethrow shooters of all time at any level?

who would you want on the line when trying to ice a tight game, or to take the lead at the end
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Old 03-27-04, 12:11 AM
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my boy shaq is as good as they come
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in all seriousness, I would feel really confident if I had Stockton on the line.
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Originally posted by db27
my boy shaq is as good as they come
might as well toss bill cartwright in there as well
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Old 03-27-04, 04:47 AM
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One of the best pros ever was Rick Barry and he shot underhanded (Granny style). He had a long career and when he retired his 90% success rate was a record. In one season, 1978-79, he missed only 9 free-throw attempts. Shaq has missed that many in 1 game.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
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Not only are his stats great, but he's clutch too.
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Old 03-27-04, 09:10 AM
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My first thought was Christian Laettner..dunno why.

Edit: After checking NBA.com, it stated for him:

Ranked 9th in the NBA in 1997-98 in free-throw percentage (.864)

Guess I am not too far into left field.

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Old 03-27-04, 10:34 AM
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Blake Ahearn (Southwest Missouri State)

He made 117 of 120 attempts this past season - 97.5% of his free throws to break the NCAA record. He was more successful from the line than J.J. Redick, who made 137 of 143 attempts (95.8%).
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Calvin Murphy:

His best season was 1977-78 when he averaged 25.6 ppg. He ranks third in the NBA record book for consecutive free throws made (78) and first for seasonal percentage mark hitting on 206 of 215 attempts for a .958 percentage both achieved in the 1980-81 campaign. He led the NBA in free throw percentage twice and finished among the top five eight other times.
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Wilt Chamberlain was one of the worst free throw shooters of all-time but he made 28-32 in his 100 point game.How about unusual FT shooters-Hal Greer and Don Kojis shot FT's with a jump shot;Bob Boozer shot them from a right angle,Chamberlain and Rick Barry shot underhanded and Don Nelson shot them one-handed(in his palm) over his head.
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Mock-Mood (The artist formerly known as Chris Jackson) has the best career FT%.
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Originally posted by davidlynchfan
Mock-Mood (The artist formerly known as Chris Jackson) has the best career FT%.
Wrong
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Originally posted by Quake1028
Wrong
There must be some minimum on number of shots on that list, cuz Mock-Mood was 1,051-1,161 which would put him on top of that list and he is not even on it.

Nash has just a couple more hundred total and he's on the list; I guess that's maybe because he is still active.

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I'll take Gerry McNamara (because I hate dook, and can't take Reddick). Wait a minute . . . I hate Syracuse too.

Since I could give an asses rat about pro ball, I'll take that Ahearn guy that BA mentioned.
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Originally posted by The Cow
There must be some minimum on number of shots on that list, cuz Mock-Mood was 1,051-1,161 which would put him on top of that list and he is not even on it.

Nash has just a couple more hundred total and he's on the list; I guess that's maybe because he is still active.

Nba.com prolly missed a spot though .It'll be insane if over 1000 FTs made and you're still not proven to qualify.
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