List of National Basketball Association career free throw scoring leaders

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This is a list of National Basketball Association players by total career regular season free throws made.

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2013–14 NBA season on April 16, 2014.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[1]
Rank Player Position(s) Team(s) played for (years)[2] Total free throws
made
Total free throws
attempted
Free throw
percentage
1 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* PF Utah Jazz (19852003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003–2004)
9,787 13,188 .742
2 Malone, MosesMoses Malone* C Buffalo Braves (1976)
Houston Rockets (19761982)
Philadelphia 76ers (19821986)
Washington Bullets (19861988)
Atlanta Hawks (19881991)
Milwaukee Bucks (19911993)
Philadelphia 76ers (1993–1994)
San Antonio Spurs (1994–1995)
8,531 11,090 .769
3 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ SG Los Angeles Lakers (1996–present) 7,950 9,489 .838
4 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* PG Cincinnati Royals (19601970)
Milwaukee Bucks (19701974)
7,694 9,185 .838
5 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* SG Chicago Bulls (19841993, 19951998)
Washington Wizards (20012003)
7,327 8,772 .835
6 West, JerryJerry West* SG Los Angeles Lakers (19601974) 7,160 8,801 .814
7 Dantley, AdrianAdrian Dantley* SF Buffalo Braves (1976–1977)
Indiana Pacers (1977)
Los Angeles Lakers (19771979)
Utah Jazz (19791986)
Detroit Pistons (19861989)
Dallas Mavericks (19891990)
Milwaukee Bucks (1991)
6,832 8,351 .818
8-(T) Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[3] C Milwaukee Bucks (19691975)
Los Angeles Lakers (19751989)
6,712 9,304 .721
8-(T) Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes* PF Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (19491964) 6,712 7,904 .849
10 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ SF Boston Celtics (19992013)
Brooklyn Nets (2013–present)
6,690 8,289 .807
11 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ PF Dallas Mavericks (1999–present) 6,501 7,400 .879
12 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson SG/PG Philadelphia 76ers (19962006)
Denver Nuggets (20062008)
Detroit Pistons (2008–2009)
Memphis Grizzlies (2009)
Philadelphia 76ers (2009–2010)
6,375 8,168 .780
13 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* PF Philadelphia 76ers (19841992)
Phoenix Suns (19921996)
Houston Rockets (19962000)
6,349 8,643 .735
14 Miller, ReggieReggie Miller* SG Indiana Pacers (19872005) 6,237 7,026 .888
15 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* PF Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (19541965) 6,182 8,119 .761
16 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* C Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (19591965)
Philadelphia 76ers (19651968)
Los Angeles Lakers (19681973)
6,057 11,862 .511
17 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson* C San Antonio Spurs (19892003) 6,035 8,201 .736
18 Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins* SF Atlanta Hawks (19821994)
Los Angeles Clippers (1994)
Boston Celtics (1994–1995)
San Antonio Spurs (1996–1997)
Orlando Magic (1999)
6,031 7,438 .811
19 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C Orlando Magic (19921996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19962004)
Miami Heat (20042008)
Phoenix Suns (20082009)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2009–2010)
Boston Celtics (2010–2011)
5,935 11,252 .527
20 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* PF/SF Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (19581971) 5,763 7,391 .780
21 Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ PF/C San Antonio Spurs (1997–present) 5,574 8,026 .694
22 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[4] C Houston Rockets (19842001)
Toronto Raptors (2001–2002)
5,423 7,621 .712
23 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* PG St. Louis Hawks (19601968)
Seattle SuperSonics (19681972)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19721974)
Portland Trail Blazers (1974–1975)
5,394 6,973 .774
24 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing* C New York Knicks (19852000)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000–2001)
Orlando Magic (2001–2002)
5,392 7,289 .740
25 James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20032010)
Miami Heat (2010–present)
5,382 7,202 .747
26 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* SF Boston Celtics (19621978) 5,369 6,589 .815
27 Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes* PF San Diego/Houston Rockets (19681972)
Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (19721981)
Houston Rockets (19811984)
5,356 7,999 .670
28 Bellamy, WaltWalt Bellamy* C Chicago Packers/Zephyrs//Baltimore Bullets (19611965)
New York Knicks (19651968)
Detroit Pistons (19681970)
Atlanta Hawks (19701974)
New Orleans Jazz (1974)
5,113 8,088 .632
29 Walker, ChetChet Walker* SF Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (19621969)
Chicago Bulls (19691975)
5,079 6,384 .796
30 Chambers, TomTom Chambers PF San Diego Clippers (19811983)
Seattle SuperSonics (19831988)
Phoenix Suns (19881993)
Utah Jazz (19931995)
Charlotte Hornets (1997)
Philadelphia 76ers (1997)
5,066 6,274 .807
31 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* SF Philadelphia Warriors (19501962) 5,010 6,189 .810
32 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19791991, 1996) 4,960 5,850 .848
33 Anthony, CarmeloCarmelo Anthony^ SF Denver Nuggets (20032011)
New York Knicks (2011–present)
4,925 6,070 .811
34 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ PF/C Minnesota Timberwolves (19952007)
Boston Celtics (20072013)
Brooklyn Nets (2013–present)
4,837 6,124 .790
35 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* PG Utah Jazz (19842003) 4,788 5,796 .826
36 Howell, BaileyBailey Howell* SF Detroit Pistons (19591964)
Baltimore Bullets (19641966)
Boston Celtics (19661970)
Philadelphia 76ers (1970–1971)
4,740 6,224 .762
37 Free, World B.World B. Free[5] PG Philadelphia 76ers (19751978)
San Diego Clippers (19781980)
Golden State Warriors (19801982)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19821986)
Philadelphia 76ers (1987)
Houston Rockets (1987–1988)
4,718 6,264 .753
38 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* SG Portland Trail Blazers (19831995)
Houston Rockets (19951998)
4,698 5,962 .788
39 Archibald, Nate "Tiny"Nate "Tiny" Archibald* PG Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City(-Omaha) Kings (19701976)
New York Nets (1976–1977)
Boston Celtics (19781983)
Milwaukee Bucks (1983–1984)
4,664 5,760 .810
40 Theus, ReggieReggie Theus SG Chicago Bulls (19781984)
Kansas City/Sacramento Kings (19841988)
Atlanta Hawks (1988–1989)
Orlando Magic (1989–1990)
New Jersey Nets (1990–1991)
4,663 5,644 .826
41 Stackhouse, JerryJerry Stackhouse SG Philadelphia 76ers (19951997)
Detroit Pistons (19972002)
Washington Wizards (20022004)
Dallas Mavericks (20042009)
Milwaukee Bucks (2010)
Miami Heat (2010)
Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012)
Brooklyn Nets (2012–2013)
4,649 5,659 .822
42 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* PG Boston Celtics (19501963)
Cincinnati Royals (1970)
4,624 5,756 .803
43 Maggette, CoreyCorey Maggette SF Orlando Magic (1999–2000)
Los Angeles Clippers (20002008)
Golden State Warriors (20082010)
Milwaukee Bucks (2010–2011)
Charlotte Bobcats (2011–2012)
Detroit Pistons (2012)
4,605 5,599 .822
44 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (2003–present) 4,579 5,984 .765
45 Greer, HalHal Greer* SG Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (19581973) 4,578 5,717 .801
46 Richmond, MitchMitch Richmond* SG Golden State Warriors (19881991)
Sacramento Kings (19911998)
Washington Wizards (19982001)
Los Angeles Lakers (2001–2002)
4,561 5,365 .850
47 Carter, VinceVince Carter^ SG Toronto Raptors (19992004)
New Jersey Nets (20042009)
Orlando Magic (20092010)
Phoenix Suns (2010–2011)
Dallas Mavericks (2011–present)
4,551 5,694 .799
48 Gervin, GeorgeGeorge Gervin* SG San Antonio Spurs (19761985)
Chicago Bulls (1985–1986)
4,541 5,383 .844
49 Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups^ PG Boston Celtics (1997–1998)
Toronto Raptors (1998)
Denver Nuggets (1999)
Minnesota Timberwolves (20002002)
Detroit Pistons (20022008)
Denver Nuggets (20082011)
New York Knicks (2011)
Los Angeles Clippers (20112013)
Detroit Pistons (2013–present)
4,496 5,029 .894
50 Schrempf, DetlefDetlef Schrempf SF Dallas Mavericks (19851989)
Indiana Pacers (19891993)
Seattle SuperSonics (19931999)
Portland Trail Blazers (19992001)
4,486 5,585 .803

References[edit]

  1. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2013–14 NBA season.
  2. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams other than those admitted into the NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.
  3. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  4. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.
  5. ^ Known as Lloyd Free prior to December 8, 1981.

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