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The free throw
The free throw in basketball is a vital part of the game, and it is a chance for players to have an uncontested effort from the free throw line. The free throw generally comes about after the shooter has been fouled or when a team has accumulated a total of six team fouls. A successful free throw shot is worth one point.
A technical foul results in one free throw being awarded, a foul committed when a player is in the act of shooting a field goal results in two free throws being awarded and a foul on a player committing a three point shot results in three free throws being awarded.
Steve Nash is a NBA free throw legend
The top three free throw shooters in the NBA are Steve Nash, with a record of .9043, Mark Price with a record of .9039 and Steph Curry, who holds a record of .9010. Has retired in 2015 at the age of 40 having clocked up 17 years’ worth of play in the NBA. In his NBA career, Nash went to the free throw line on a total of 3,378 occasions and he was successful on 3,045 times.
With respect to consecutive successful free throws, Michael Douglas Williams made 97 free throw shots in a row between March and November 1993, playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Michael Jordan could do it all
When it comes to legends of the game, not every top level basketball player had a great record from the free throw line. It will be no surprise that Michael Jordan had a good record from this mark, after all, he is referred to as the Greatest Of All Time by many basketball fans. Jordan built a record of .8353 in his 15 years in the game, which at this point in time, sees him in the Top 100 for three point shots.
However, Shaquille O’Neal struggled with this part of the game and he had a 52% record from the three point line. Shaq knew this was a weakness in his game and admitted that this failing curbed any intention to be overly arrogant about his overall play.
When it comes to basketball in Europe, few will argue against Nando De Colo being classed as one of the most important players. De Colo, who plays for CSKA Moscow has a record of .9333, which is even higher than the greats of the NBA.
It takes a combination of skill, nerves and confidence to be consistently good from the three point line and it is an integral part of the game, and for basketball betting fans.