209 Reasons We Will Miss Shaq

We were sorry to see Shaquille O’Neal retire early this month, because he was just starting to close in on one of those “unbreakable” sports records.

When he bricked two free throws with 9:03 remaining in the Celtics’ 97-81 playoff victory over the Heat on May 7, he was just 209 missed FTs (regular season and playoffs) behind Wilt Chamberlain.

Here are their career free throw numbers: 

WILT      Made    Attempted      Missed         Pct.
Regular Season        6057          11862        5805     51.1%
Postseason        757            1627          870     46.5%
   Totals      6814          13489        6675     50.7%
         
SHAQ              
Regular Season      5935          11252        5317     52.7%
Postseason      1168            2317        1149     50.4%
   Totals      7103          13569        6466     52.3%

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