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Career FT%: 87.6% (5,284 FTM / 6,033 FTA)
This future Hall of Fame talent is the greatest German National to play in the NBA—which technically isn't saying much because of the competition, but an impressive accolade nevertheless.
Dirk is the first member of the 50-40-90 club on this list. For those unfamiliar with this club, it is an exclusive list of players to shoot at least 50% on field goal attempts, 40% from three point range, and 90% from the line in a single season.
While he is one of the best at the line, he may perhaps be best remembered for his misses at two crucial junctions during the 2006 NBA Finals. With seconds left in Game Three of the Finals, he missed one of two free throw shots that would have tied the game. Even though it was not the final nail in the coffin, that game was the turning point for the Miami Heat.
During Game Five, Nowtizki once again had the opportunity to send the game into overtime with late free throw attempts. He would repeat his Game Three performance and go on to miss one of his two shots failing to push the game into Over Time.
Like most active players on this list, Dirk's free throw percentage has progressively climbed over the course of his career. Peaking at 91.5% last season and still in his prime, there's no reason to think that he can't break into the top 10 when his career is all said and done. It has yet to be seen when his skills will begin to diminish, but until then Nowitzki is still going strong.
Dirk's free throw routine was at one point singing David Hasselhoff songs while at the free throw line.