NBA Best: The Five Worst Free-Throw Shooters of All Time
People have made free-throw routines almost as if they have an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
They put the ball over their head, spin the ball, dribble the ball, kiss the ball and some even pray to the basketball gods to try and heighten their chance of making the free throw.
Some have made free-throw shooting second nature, but this slideshow isn't about them. It's about my all-time worst free-throw shooters of the history of the NBA.
5. 'Dennis the Menace' Rodman
Dennis Rodman is known for his eccentric personality on and off the court—one of the best defenders in the NBA.
But Dennis is not the guy you want shooting clutch free throws. In his lifetime, he averaged a poor .584 percent on the charity line.
4. Chris Dudley
He is a big man who can block shots and rebound, but just can't seem to hit his free throws.
He shot a poor .458 percent from the line, making only 691 out of the 1,508 shots he attempted.
Something that is interesting: he is the only white basketball player on this list.
3. 'Hack a Shaq' O'Neal
Believe it or not, that is actually a play teams use when they are desperate. They exploit one of Shaq's weaknesses by making him earn his points shooting free throws.
I don't blame them—Shaq missed 5,000 free throws last season, becoming the second player to ever reach that plateau.
He has made over 5,000 free throws over his career, but it took him over 10,000 attempts to do it. No wonder his career free-throw shooting percentage is only .528 percent.
2. Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain is in the top-five greatest players of all-time. He has scored an NBA-high 100 points in one game. It's only fitting to put him as one of the top all-time worst free throw shooters.
Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain has the most free throws missed over a single career with a staggering 5,805 missed.
He also is the record holder for most free throws missed in a single season with 578 shots missed. He beat his previous record of 528 missed free throws he set in the 1961-1962 season.
1. Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace is: a four-time Defensive Player of the Year, four-time NBA All-Star, five-time all NBA First Team, six-time all NBA Defensive Team, and a one-time NBA champion— with a. 418 free-throw percentage.
That would be a downer on such a great career. Ben Wallace has the worst free-throw percentage out of all the guys on this list. He has only 994 made free throws out of 2,377 attempts.
I was thinking of making Wilt No. 1, but even he has a better free-throw percentage than this guy by more than eight percent.
They may be the worst NBA free-throw shooters in NBA history, but I am the worst free-throw shooter, period.
I went 0-10 on the line once and my best was 4-10.
I make Ben Wallace look like Ray Allen!