10 Worst Free-Throw Shooters in the NBA

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10 Worst Free-Throw Shooters in the NBA
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Free-throw shooting is one of the most amazing and perplexing aspects of a game of basketball. One of the most clichéd phrases by casual fans usually is, “They are professionals; how can they miss such an easy shot?”

It truly is a mystery why Tim Duncan can attempt a 15-foot jump shot with a hand in his face, bounce the ball off the glass on purpose and make that shot more often than not.

However, when he has all the time in the world and nobody is trying to get in his way, Duncan is 102nd in the NBA with an effectiveness of 69.7 percent from the line.

Shooting free throws is about form, consistency and most of all, concentration. 

Every team wants to possess a Dirk Nowitzki at the line, but it is far more likely that it will have a Shaquille O’Neal kind of shooter who is riding the bench in the last seconds of a close game.  

Shaq has gone from the basketball court to the TNT studios, but the NBA currently has plenty of worthy successors in the "art" that can be the cringe-inducing, please-look-away free-throw shot.

Let’s take a look at the 10 worst players in this category—both form and percentage-wise.

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