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 the conclusion of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on June 15, 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 Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ PF/C San Antonio Spurs (19981999, 20012014) 1,183 1,711 .691
6 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
7 James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010)
Miami Heat (20112014)
1,151 1,525 .755
8 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19801991, 1996) 1,068 1,274 .838
9 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[3] C Milwaukee Bucks (19701974)
Los Angeles Lakers (19771989)
1,050 1,419 .740
10 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ PF Dallas Mavericks (20012012, 2014) 1,032 1,159 .890
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 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (20042007, 20092014) 860 1,109 .775
14 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* PF/SF Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (19591970) 847 1,101 .769
15 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ SF Boston Celtics (20022005, 20082013)
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
841 1,011 .832
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-(T) Ginóbili, ManuManu Ginóbili^ SG San Antonio Spurs (20032008, 20102014) 756 921 .821
21-(T) Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19781980)
Phoenix Suns (19811983)
Boston Celtics (19841990)
756 943 .802
23 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* PF Philadelphia 76ers (19851987, 19891991)
Phoenix Suns (19931996)
Houston Rockets (19971999)
751 1,048 .717
24 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[4] C Houston Rockets (19851991, 19931999)
Toronto Raptors (2002)
743 1,034 .719
25 Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes* PF Syracuse Nationals (19501963) 723 876 .825

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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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