Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Most FT attempts list:
Magic Johnson - no. 39
Larry Bird - no. 101
Michael Jordan - no. 9
Michael Jordan is the only SG other than Kobe Bryant in the top 20. But, Kobe Bryant has logged in 4200 more minutes than Jordan in regular season.
When you look at the playoffs - it is not even close. Jordan averaged 10 FT attempts a game for his career, whereas Kobe only attempted 7.4...Magic attempted 6.7 and Bird got 6.2 FTs. Only Wilt and Shaq attempted more than 10 FTs a game over a course of 10+ years and their 50% average from the strip may have something to do with it.
No guard attempted more FT per game than Michael Jordan in playoffs. This is true of any guard that came before or after Jordan.
Magic and Bird (not Shooting Guards) drove to the hoop?
If MJ had the option of feeding Kareem or Shaq in the post, he wouldn't have averaged over 10 free throws attempted per game at the age of 23 & 24.
No guard drove to the hoop more per game than Michael Jordan in the playoffs. This is true of any guard that came before or after Jordan.