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List of National Basketball Association career free throw scoring leaders

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This article provides two lists:

A list of National Basketball Association players by total career regular season free throws made.
A progressive list of free throws made leaders showing how the record has increased through the years.[1]

Free throws made leaders[edit]

This is a list of National Basketball Association players by total career regular season free throws made.

Statistics accurate as of December 6, 2018.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[2]
Rank Player Position(s) Team(s) played for (years)[3] Total free throws
made
Total free throws
attempted
Free throw
percentage
1 Karl Malone* PF Utah Jazz (19852003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003–2004)
9,787 13,188 .742
2 Moses Malone* C Buffalo Braves (1976)
Houston Rockets (19761982)
Philadelphia 76ers (19821986, 1993–1994)
Washington Bullets (19861988)
Atlanta Hawks (19881991)
Milwaukee Bucks (19911993)
San Antonio Spurs (1994–1995)
8,531 11,090 .769
3 Kobe Bryant SG Los Angeles Lakers (19962016) 8,378 10,011 .837
4 Oscar Robertson* PG Cincinnati Royals (19601970)
Milwaukee Bucks (19701974)
7,694 9,185 .838
5 Michael Jordan* SG Chicago Bulls (19841993, 19951998)
Washington Wizards (20012003)
7,327 8,772 .835
6 Dirk Nowitzki^ PF Dallas Mavericks (1999–present) 7,201 8,189 .879
7 Jerry West* PG/SG Los Angeles Lakers (19601974) 7,160 8,801 .814
8 LeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20032010, 20142018)
Miami Heat (20102014)
Los Angeles Lakers (2018–present)
6,994 9,469 .739
9 Paul Pierce SF Boston Celtics (19992013)
Brooklyn Nets (2013–2014)
Washington Wizards (2014–2015)
Los Angeles Clippers (20152017)
6,918 8,578 .806
10 Adrian Dantley* SF Buffalo Braves (1976–1977)
Indiana Pacers (1977)
Los Angeles Lakers (19771979)
Utah Jazz (19791986)
Detroit Pistons (19861989)
Dallas Mavericks (19891990)
Milwaukee Bucks (1991)
6,832 8,351 .818
11 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*[4] C Milwaukee Bucks (19691975)
Los Angeles Lakers (19751989)
6,712 9,304 .721
Dolph Schayes* PF Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (19491964) 7,904 .849
13 Allen Iverson* SG/PG Philadelphia 76ers (19962006, 2009–2010)
Denver Nuggets (20062008)
Detroit Pistons (2008–2009)
Memphis Grizzlies (2009)
6,375 8,168 .780
14 Charles Barkley* PF Philadelphia 76ers (19841992)
Phoenix Suns (19921996)
Houston Rockets (19962000)
6,349 8,643 .735
15 Reggie Miller* SG Indiana Pacers (19872005) 6,237 7,026 .888
16 Bob Pettit* PF Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (19541965) 6,182 8,119 .761
17 Wilt Chamberlain* C Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (19591965)
Philadelphia 76ers (19651968)
Los Angeles Lakers (19681973)
6,057 11,862 .511
18 David Robinson* C San Antonio Spurs (19892003) 6,035 8,201 .736
19 Dominique Wilkins* SF Atlanta Hawks (19821994)
Los Angeles Clippers (1994)
Boston Celtics (1994–1995)
San Antonio Spurs (1996–1997)
Orlando Magic (1999)
6,031 7,438 .811
20 Shaquille O'Neal* C Orlando Magic (19921996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19962004)
Miami Heat (20042008)
Phoenix Suns (20082009)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2009–2010)
Boston Celtics (2010–2011)
5,935 11,252 .527
21 Carmelo Anthony^ SF Denver Nuggets (20032011)
New York Knicks (20112017)
Oklahoma City Thunder (2017–2018)
Houston Rockets (2018)
5,915 7,290 .811
22 Tim Duncan PF/C San Antonio Spurs (19972016) 5,896 8,468 .696
23 Elgin Baylor* SF Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (19581971) 5,763 7,391 .780
24 Dwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (20032016, 2018–present)
Chicago Bulls (2016–2017)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2017–2018)
5,579 7,283 .766
25 Kevin Durant^ SF/SG Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder (20072016)
Golden State Warriors (2016–present)
5,485 6,206 .884
26 Hakeem Olajuwon*[5] C Houston Rockets (19842001)
Toronto Raptors (2001–2002)
5,423 7,621 .712
27 Lenny Wilkens* PG St. Louis Hawks (19601968)
Seattle SuperSonics (19681972)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19721974)
Portland Trail Blazers (1974–1975)
5,394 6,973 .774
28 Patrick Ewing* C New York Knicks (19852000)
Seattle SuperSonics (2000–2001)
Orlando Magic (2001–2002)
5,392 7,289 .740
29 John Havlicek* SF Boston Celtics (19621978) 5,369 6,589 .815
30 Elvin Hayes* PF San Diego/Houston Rockets (19681972)
Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (19721981)
Houston Rockets (19811984)
5,356 7,999 .670
31 Walt Bellamy* C Chicago Packers/Zephyrs//Baltimore Bullets (19611965)
New York Knicks (19651968)
Detroit Pistons (19681970)
Atlanta Hawks (19701974)
New Orleans Jazz (1974)
5,113 8,088 .632
32 Chet Walker* SF Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (19621969)
Chicago Bulls (19691975)
5,079 6,384 .796
33 Tom Chambers PF San Diego Clippers (19811983)
Seattle SuperSonics (19831988)
Phoenix Suns (19881993)
Utah Jazz (19931995)
Charlotte Hornets (1997)
Philadelphia 76ers (1997)
5,066 6,274 .807
34 Dwight Howard^ C Orlando Magic (20042012)
Los Angeles Lakers (2012–2013)
Houston Rockets (20132016)
Atlanta Hawks (2016–2017)
Charlotte Hornets (2017–2018)
Washington Wizards (2018–present)
5,034 8,885 .567
35 James Harden^ SG Oklahoma City Thunder (20092012)
Houston Rockets (2012–present)
5,017 5,880 .853
36 Paul Arizin* SF Philadelphia Warriors (19501962) 5,010 6,189 .810
37 Magic Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19791991, 1996) 4,960 5,850 .848
38 Kevin Garnett PF Minnesota Timberwolves (19952007, 20152016)
Boston Celtics (20072013)
Brooklyn Nets (20132015)
4,887 6,190 .789
39 Vince Carter^ SG/SF Toronto Raptors (19992004)
New Jersey Nets (20042009)
Orlando Magic (20092010)
Phoenix Suns (2010–2011)
Dallas Mavericks (20112014)
Memphis Grizzlies (20142017)
Sacramento Kings (2017–2018)
Atlanta Hawks (2018–present)
4,798 6,006 .799
40 John Stockton* PG Utah Jazz (19842003) 4,788 5,796 .826
41 Pau Gasol^ C/PF Memphis Grizzlies (20012008)
Los Angeles Lakers (20082014)
Chicago Bulls (20142016)
San Antonio Spurs (2016–present)
4,740 6,289 .754
Bailey Howell* SF Detroit Pistons (19591964)
Baltimore Bullets (19641966)
Boston Celtics (19661970)
Philadelphia 76ers (1970–1971)
6,224 .762
43 World B. Free[6] PG Philadelphia 76ers (19751978, 1987)
San Diego Clippers (19781980)
Golden State Warriors (19801982)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19821986)
Houston Rockets (1987–1988)
4,718 6,264 .753
44 Clyde Drexler* SG Portland Trail Blazers (19831995)
Houston Rockets (19951998)
4,698 5,962 .788
45 Nate Archibald* PG Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City(-Omaha) Kings (19701976)
New York Nets (1976–1977)
Boston Celtics (19781983)
Milwaukee Bucks (1983–1984)
4,664 5,760 .810
46 Reggie Theus SG Chicago Bulls (19781984)
Kansas City/Sacramento Kings (19841988)
Atlanta Hawks (1988–1989)
Orlando Magic (1989–1990)
New Jersey Nets (1990–1991)
4,663 5,644 .826
47 Jerry Stackhouse SG Philadelphia 76ers (19951997)
Detroit Pistons (19972002)
Washington Wizards (20022004)
Dallas Mavericks (20042009)
Milwaukee Bucks (2010)
Miami Heat (2010)
Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012)
Brooklyn Nets (2012–2013)
4,649 5,659 .822
48 Bob Cousy* PG Boston Celtics (19501963)
Cincinnati Royals (1970)
4,624 5,756 .803
49 Corey Maggette SF Orlando Magic (1999–2000)
Los Angeles Clippers (20002008)
Golden State Warriors (20082010)
Milwaukee Bucks (2010–2011)
Charlotte Bobcats (2011–2012)
Detroit Pistons (2012)
4,605 5,599 .822
50 Hal Greer* SG Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (19581973) 4,578 5,717 .801

Progressive List of Career Free Throw Leaders[edit]

This is a progressive list of free throw scoring leaders showing how the record has increased through the years.

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2017–18 NBA season on April 11, 2018.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[2]
Team Abbreviations Team listed is the one player was on when he established the record.
BOS Boston Celtics HOU Houston Rockets NOJ New Orleans Jazz SAC Sacramento Kings
BUF Buffalo Braves IND Indiana Pacers NOP New Orleans Pelicans SDC San Diego Clippers
CHI Chicago Bulls KCO Kansas City-Omaha Kings OKC Oklahoma City Thunder SFW San Francisco Warriors
CIN Cincinnati Royals LAC Los Angeles Clippers PHI Philadelphia 76ers STL St. Louis Hawks
CLE Cleveland Cavaliers LAL Los Angeles Lakers PHO Phoenix Suns SYR Syracuse Nationals
DAL Dallas Mavericks MIA Miami Heat PHW Philadelphia Warriors TOR Toronto Raptors
DEN Denver Nuggets MIL Milwaukee Bucks POR Portland Trail Blazers UTA Utah Jazz
DET Detroit Pistons MNL Minneapolis Lakers SAS San Antonio Spurs WSB Washington Bullets
Free Throw Leader at the end of every season
Season Year-by-Year FT Active Player FT Career Record FT Single Season Record FT Season
1946–47 Joe Fulks*000PHW 439 Joe Fulks*000PHW 439 Joe Fulks*000PHW 439 Joe Fulks*000PHW 439 1946–47
1947–48 297 736 736 1947–48
1948–49 George Mikan*000MNL 532 1,238 1,238 George Mikan*000MNL 532 1948–49
1949–50 567 1,531 1,531 567 1949–50
1950–51 576 1,909 1,909 576 1950–51
1951–52 Paul Arizin*000PHW 578 2,159 2,159 Paul Arizin*000PHW 578 1951–52
1952–53 Neil Johnston*000PHW 556 George Mikan*000MNL 2,550 George Mikan*000MNL 2,550 1952–53
1953–54 577 2,974 2,974 1953–54
1954–55 589 Ed Macauley*000BOS 2,703 Neil Johnston*000PHW 589 1954–55
1955–56 Bob Pettit*000STL 557 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 3,206 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 3,206 1955–56
1956–57 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 625 3,831 3,831 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 625 1956–57
1957–58 George Yardley*000DET 655 4,460 4,460 George Yardley*000DET 655 1957–58
1958–59 Bob Pettit*000STL 667 4,986 4,986 Bob Pettit*000STL 667 1958–59
1959–60 Jack Twyman*000CIN 598 5,519 5,519 1959–60
1960–61 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 680 6,199 6,199 Dolph Schayes*000SYR 680 1960–61
1961–62 Wilt Chamberlain*000PHW 835 6,485 6,485 Wilt Chamberlain*000PHW 835 1961–62
1962–63 Bob Pettit*000STL 685 6,666 6,666 1962–63
1963–64 Oscar Robertson*000CIN 800 6,712 6,712 1963–64
1964–65 665 Bob Pettit*000STL 6,182 1964–65
1965–66 Jerry West*000LAL 840 Oscar Robertson*
000CIN 1965–70
000MIL 1970–74
4,174 Jerry West*000LAL 840 1965–66
1966–67 Rick Barry*000SFW 753 4,910 1966–67
1967–68 Oscar Robertson*000CIN 576 5,486 1967–68
1968–69 643 6,129 1968–69
1969–70 Jerry West*000LAL 647 6,583 1969–70
1970–71 Dave Bing*000DET 615 6,968 Oscar Robertson*000MIL 6,968 1970–71
1971–72 Tiny Archibald*0CIN
000KCO 1972–73
677 7,244 7,244 1971–72
1972–73 663 7,482 7,482 1972–73
1973–74 Gail Goodrich*000LAL 508 7,694 7,694 1973–74
1974–75 Tiny Archibald*000KCO 652 Lenny Wilkens*000POR 5,394 1974–75
1975–76 Bob McAdoo*000BUF 559 John Havlicek*000BOS 4,904 1975–76
1976–77 Pete Maravich*000NOJ 501 5,139 1976–77
1977–78 Adrian Dantley*000LAL 541 5,369 1977–78
1978–79 World B. Free000SDC 654 Gail Goodrich*000NOJ 4,319 1978–79
1979–80 572 Elvin Hayes*
000WSB 1979–81
000HOU 1981–83
4,523 1979–80
1980–81 Adrian Dantley*000UTA 632 4,794 1980–81
1981–82 648 5,074 1981–82
1982–83 Moses Malone*000PHI 600 5,270 1982–83
1983–84 Adrian Dantley*000UTA 813 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*000LAL 5,515 1983–84
1984–85 Moses Malone*000PHI 737 5,804 1984–85
1985–86 Adrian Dantley*000UTA 630 6,140 1985–86
1986–87 Michael Jordan*000CHI 833 6,385 1986–87
1987–88 723 Moses Malone*
000WSB 1987–88
000ATL 1988–91
000MIL 1991–93
000PHI 1993–94
000SAS 1994–95
6,636 1987–88
1988–89 Karl Malone*000UTA 703 7,197 1988–89
1989–90 696 7,690 1989–90
1990–91 684 7,999 Moses Malone*
000ATL 1990–91
000MIL 1991–93
000PHI 1993–94
000SAS 1994–95
7,999 1990–91
1991–92 673 8,395 8,395 1991–92
1992–93 619 8,419 8,419 1992–93
1993–94 David Robinson*000SAS 693 8,509 8,509 1993–94
1994–95 656 8,531 8,531 1994–95
1995–96 626 Karl Malone*
000UTA 1995–2003
000LAL 2003–04
5,984 1995–96
1996–97 Karl Malone*000UTA 521 6,505 1996–97
1997–98 628 7,133 1997–98
1998–99 378 7,511 1998–99
1999–00 Jerry Stackhouse000DET 618 8,100 1999–00
2000–01 666 8,636 Karl Malone*
000UTA 2000–2003
000LAL 2003–04
8,636 2000–01
2001–02 Tim Duncan000SAS 560 9,145 9,145 2001–02
2002–03 Paul Pierce000BOS 604 9,619 9,619 2002–03
2003–04 Corey Maggette000LAC 526 9,787 9,787 2003–04
2004–05 Allen Iverson*000PHI 656 Reggie Miller*000IND 6,237 2004–05
2005–06 Kobe Bryant000LAL 696 Shaquille O'Neal*000MIA 5,147 2005–06
2006–07 667 Allen Iverson*
000PHI 2006
000DEN 2006–08
000DET 2008–09
5,355 2006–07
2007–08 Allen Iverson*00DEN 645 6,000 2007–08
2008–09 LeBron James^000CLE 594 6,271 2008–09
2009–10 Kevin Durant^000OKC 756 Kobe Bryant000LAL 6,543 2009–10
2010–11 594 7,026 2010–11
2011–12 Kevin Durant^000OKC 431 7,407 2011–12
2012–13 679 7,932 2012–13
2013–14 703 7,950 2013–14
2014–15 James Harden^000HOU 715 8,146 2014–15
2015–16 720 8,378 2015–16
2016–17 746 Dirk Nowitzki^000DAL 7,104 2016–17
2017-18 624 7,201 Jerry West* 53 years 840 2017-18
Season Year-by-Year FT Active Player FT Career Record FT Single Season Record FT Season


References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA Progressive Leaders and Records for Free Throws". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports-Reference. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for three calendar years.
  3. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams other than those admitted into the NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.
  4. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  5. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.
  6. ^ Known as Lloyd Free prior to December 8, 1981.

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