Hall of Famer Reggie Miller comes in as the tenth-best free throw shooter of all-time, sinking 6,237 of his 7,026 free throw attempts, good for a 88.77 free throw shooting percentage. Miller's 7,026 attempts are the 27th-most attempts of all-time, which is the highest total of these ten free-throw shooters.
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The current head coach of the Orlando Magic used to be automatic from the free throw line. In his 10-year NBA career, Skiles made 1,548 of his 1,741 free throw attempts, good for a 88.91 success rate. Skiles can only hope his current Magic team can shoot as well as he could from the line. So far, Orlando is shooting 76.7 percent from the line, good for 14th in the NBA this season.
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The long-time Houston Rockets Hall of Famer was only 5-foot-9, but he managed to record 3,864 free throw attempts in his 13 year career, and he only missed 419 of them. That's good for a 89.16 shooting percentage from the free throw line. Now, Murphy is a member of the Rockets' broadcast team, and he's quite easy to find: He's always wearing some sort of wacky suit.
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The best three-point shooter the NBA has ever seen was also one of the better free throw shooters. Of his 4,920 free throw attempts, he drained 4,398 of them. That's good for a 89.39 shooting percentage. Which of Allen's four teams did Allen have the best free throw shooting percentage with? The Celtics. Allen sank 91.4 percent of his attempts in Boston.
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Mr. Big Shot played in 1,043 games over the course of his 17-year career. Billups played with seven different franchises, and the point guard amassed 5,029 free throw attempts. He made 4,496 of them, good for a 89.4 shooting percentage from the line.
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One relatively common theme with this list? A lack of height. Peja Stojakovic didn't lack height, and at 6-foot-9, the big man was a nightmare for opposing teams from the free throw line. Stojakovic made 2,237 of his 2,500 free throw attempts, good for a 89.48 shooting percentage.
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In today's NBA, Rick Barry would look absolutely insane from the free throw line. The former Golden State Warrior would grip the ball with an overhand grip, but he'd hoist it into the air underhanded. With that weird style, the Hall of Famer made 3,818 of his 4,242 attempts, good for a 89.98 shooting percentage from the line. Barry is also the only player in the top ten best free throw shooters category that played in the ABA.
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What can't Stephen Curry do in the NBA? His current 90.2 shooting percentage from the line ranks third all-time in the NBA. He's the only current NBA player in the top ten (Kevin Durant ranks as the 13th-best free throw shooter, and Dirk Nowitzki is right behind him at 14). Curry, who is averaging 29.8 points per game this season, can beat you anywhere on the floor. So why would you want to put him on the line if you're the opposition?
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Six players have their number retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and one of those guys is Mark Price, the second-best free throw shooter in the history of the NBA. The four-time All-Star made 2,135 of his 2,362 free throw attempts, good for a 90.39 percent success rate. Price currently serves as the head coach of the Charlotte 49ers Men's Basketball team.
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No player in the history of the NBA was more successful at the line than Steve Nash. The two-time MVP, eight-time All-Star and likely Hall of Famer drained 3,060 of his 3,384 free throw attempts, good for a 90.43 shooting percentage from the line. Pretty outstanding for the guy who also finished with the third-most assists in NBA history.