Tom Amberry

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Tom Amberry (November 13, 1922 – March 18, 2017[1]) was an American podiatrist who is best known for holding the world record for most consecutive free throws made, having shot 2,750 of them in a row in a span of 12 hours in 1993 at the age of 71 (a record which has since been surpassed by Ted St. Martin) . He had worked with the Chicago Bulls to help the players with their free throw shooting.[2] He decided to forego a two-year contract to play with the Lakers, choosing to attend podiatry school instead.


  1. ^ Amberry, Thomas Robert. "Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965". FamilySearch. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Mike McGraw. "Bulls turn to 'doctor' to improve foul shooting." Daily Herald. January 8, 2002.

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