Legendary Moments in NBA History
Legendary Moments In NBA History: Karl Malone becomes NBA's all-time leader in free throws made
On March 24, 2001, Utah Jazz power forward Karl Malone became the NBA’s all-time leader in career free throws made.
Malone sank the free throw with 10:48 left in the 3rd quarter of Utah’s win over the Washington Wizards. It pushed him past Moses Malone for the top spot on the all-time career free throws made list. Nine months later, Malone passed Wilt Chamberlain for No. 1 on the free throws attempted list. Malone remains the leader of both categories.
During his 19-year career, Malone led the league in free throws made eight times and free throws attempted seven times. He retired in 2004 with career averages of 25.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 6.6 free throws made and 8.9 free throws attempted.