List of National Basketball Association career playoff free throw scoring leaders

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This article provides a list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff free throws made.

Statistics accurate as of April 19, 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 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* SG Chicago Bulls (19851993, 19951998) 1,463 1,766 .828
2 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ SG Los Angeles Lakers (19972004, 20062012) 1,320 1,617 .816
3 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* PF Utah Jazz (19862003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
1,269 1,725 .736
4 West, JerryJerry West* SG Los Angeles Lakers (19611970, 19721974) 1,213 1,506 .805
5 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C Orlando Magic (19941996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972004)
Miami Heat (20052007)
Phoenix Suns (2008)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2010)
Boston Celtics (2011)
1,168 2,317 .504
6 Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ PF/C San Antonio Spurs (19981999, 20012014) 1,107 1,611 .687
7 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19801991, 1996) 1,068 1,274 .838
8 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[3] C Milwaukee Bucks (19701974)
Los Angeles Lakers (19771989)
1,050 1,419 .740
9 James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010)
Miami Heat (20112014)
1,022 1,365 .749
10 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ PF Dallas Mavericks (20012012, 2014) 1,007 1,128 .893
11 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* SF/PF Boston Celtics (19801988, 19901992) 901 1,012 .890
12 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* SF Boston Celtics (19631969, 19721977) 874 1,046 .836
13 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* PF/SF Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (19591970) 847 1,101 .769
14 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ SF Boston Celtics (20022005, 20082013)
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
817 980 .834
15 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (20042007, 20092014) 791 1,019 .776
16 Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups^ PG Minnesota Timberwolves (20012002)
Detroit Pistons (20032008)
Denver Nuggets (20092010)
New York Knicks (2011)
Los Angeles Clippers (2013)
785 892 .880
17 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19881998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002003)
772 1,067 .724
18 Miller, ReggieReggie Miller* SG Indiana Pacers (19901996, 19982005) 770 862 .893
19 McHale, KevinKevin McHale* PF Boston Celtics (19811993) 766 972 .788
20 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* C Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (19601962, 1964)
Philadelphia 76ers (19651968)
Los Angeles Lakers (19691973)
757 1,627 .465
21 Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19781980)
Phoenix Suns (19811983)
Boston Celtics (19841990)
756 943 .802
22 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* PF Philadelphia 76ers (19851987, 19891991)
Phoenix Suns (19931996)
Houston Rockets (19971999)
751 1,048 .717
23 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[4] C Houston Rockets (19851991, 19931999)
Toronto Raptors (2002)
743 1,034 .719
24 Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes* PF Syracuse Nationals (19501963) 723 876 .825
25 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* PF St. Louis Hawks (19561961, 19631965) 708 915 .774

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  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. The years listed are only ones in which the player played in a playoff game.
  3. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  4. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.

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