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Five questions about The Big 5,000

How did Shaq manage to miss 5,000 free throws? John Hollinger examines a history of those who missed the most uncontested shots.

Originally Published: December 19, 2008
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Clang! Doink! Boing! Rat-a-tat-tat!

It's been an amazing career for Shaquille O'Neal in most respects, but hanging over it is the specter of his greatest weakness -- free-throw shooting. The Big Brick has made only 52.5 percent of his career attempts, the second-worst percentage among those who have attempted 5,000 free throws or more, and rivaling Wilt Chamberlain (51.1 percent) for the cellar. Oddly, he has become worse with age, missing more than half his shots for ...

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