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 Guinness world record for most consecutive free throws made, having shot 2,750 of them in a row in a span of 12 hours over the course of one day in 1993 at the age of 71. 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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