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(CBS Sports)   Dwight Howard breaks the record for free throws attempted in one game. Note that he didn't break the free throws MADE record, but still, anytime you break a record held by Wilt, it's news   ( eye-on-basketball.blogs.cbssports.com) divider line
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2012-01-13 10:27:54 AM  
anytime you break a record held by Wilt, it's news

sportsillustrated.cnn.com

/ especially THAT record
 
2012-01-13 11:12:28 AM  
I was going to make a comment about the Warriors deliberately fouling Howard and how that's a cheapass tactic but I see that pic up there and know, yeah...thread done.
 
2012-01-13 11:12:51 AM  
I thought in the game where he scored 100 points, 50 of them were free throws.
 
2012-01-13 11:12:52 AM  
How weird, Dwight.
 
2012-01-13 11:14:28 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-01-13 11:14:43 AM  
Wilt only shot 51% from the line for his career, so it's nothing to be ashamed of.
 
2012-01-13 11:16:40 AM  
So, they gonna start calling it "Hack-a-Howard" now?
 
2012-01-13 11:25:10 AM  
On the same night, the Pistons and Bucks set the record for free throws attempted without a miss - 41, breaking the previous record of only 16.

So it was an exciting night, if you're into free throws.
 
2012-01-13 11:25:33 AM  

ihatedumbpeople: So, they gonna start calling it "Hack-a-Howard" now?


Smite-a-Dwight
 
2012-01-13 11:26:13 AM  

Arkanaut: Wilt only shot 51% from the line for his career, so it's nothing to be ashamed of.


If Wilt shot 51% in the bedroom, he'd have over 10,000 kids.
 
2012-01-13 11:26:32 AM  
He only hit 21 of 39? I could do better than that, and I'm a fat, middle-aged white guy.

There's a reason they're called FREE throws.
 
2012-01-13 11:26:49 AM  

Crewmannumber6: I thought in the game where he scored 100 points, 50 of them were free throws.


Per Wiki:
"Chamberlain made 36 of 63 field-goals and 28 of 32 free throws"
 
2012-01-13 11:31:15 AM  

Schmee: He only hit 21 of 39? I could do better than that, and I'm a fat, middle-aged white guy.

There's a reason they're called FREE throws.


I doubt it.

Plus could you do it with 5,000 ... 18,000? people watching?

Can you pee with 5,000 people watching?
 
2012-01-13 11:31:22 AM  

Schmee: He only hit 21 of 39? I could do better than that, and I'm a fat, middle-aged white guy.


Fat, middle-aged white guys are the last people on earth who CAN make free throws.

/except girls, and they don't count
 
2012-01-13 11:40:35 AM  

MugzyBrown: Schmee: He only hit 21 of 39? I could do better than that, and I'm a fat, middle-aged white guy.

There's a reason they're called FREE throws.

I doubt it.

Plus could you do it with 5,000 ... 18,000? people watching?

Can you pee with 5,000 people watching?


i have trouble peeing when I am watching.
 
2012-01-13 11:41:37 AM  
"An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties." Pope Benedict XVI


I like Dwight Howard but I got me a Magic jersey already. I got the old Shaq Magic jersey. That's a classic, bro. Right now the hypest B-Ball jersey there is is Chris Paul Clippers. When you wear that ppl know you got money cuz it's new, son. But for reals here is the top-10 jersey on the streets:

1. Chris Paul Clipper
2. Kobe LA Laker
3. Kevin Garnett Celtic
4. Kevin Durant Thunder (I think this shirt is gay cuz I don't like the thunder)
5. Jordan 23 Bulls
6. Jordan 45 Bulls
7. Wilt Chamberline 76er
8. Stoudamire Knicks
9. LeBron Heat (this shirt should be number 1. It's fire. After they win this year it will be & it could just be cuz I'm in Newark & peps don't wanna rock it yet)
10. D Rose Bulls


Any one of them shirts and you'll look marvelous on the black top.
 
2012-01-13 11:42:46 AM  
i think the bigger news in that article is that Kwame Brown is still in the league ... with an injury that requires surgery.

they signed him for a $7mill 1-year contract?

/really, Warriors?
 
2012-01-13 11:45:53 AM  

MugzyBrown: Schmee: He only hit 21 of 39? I could do better than that, and I'm a fat, middle-aged white guy.

There's a reason they're called FREE throws.

I doubt it.

Plus could you do it with 5,000 ... 18,000? people watching?

Can you pee with 5,000 people watching?


My cardiologist has me on diuretics. When I have to pee, it doesn't matter how many people are watching.
 
2012-01-13 11:46:13 AM  

MugzyBrown: Schmee: He only hit 21 of 39? I could do better than that, and I'm a fat, middle-aged white guy.

There's a reason they're called FREE throws.

I doubt it.

Plus could you do it with 5,000 ... 18,000? people watching?

Can you pee with 5,000 people watching?


the first time? no. the 2000th time? yes. regarding the public nervous factor, it gets easier the more you do it.
 
2012-01-13 11:46:56 AM  

The Flexecutioner: i think the bigger news in that article is that Kwame Brown is still in the league ... with an injury that requires surgery.

they signed him for a $7mill 1-year contract?

/really, Warriors?


Hey, that's Michael Jordon's boy and we all know that Jordan only backs winners.
 
2012-01-13 11:49:51 AM  
You would think that with 39 chances he would at least make 60-65%.

Howard isn't the first or last big guy to struggle at the line. Being that big and strong gets you lots of dunks, but not touch outside of 5 feet.
 
2012-01-13 11:59:44 AM  

Best In The World: "An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties." Pope Benedict XVI


I like Dwight Howard but I got me a Magic jersey already. I got the old Shaq Magic jersey. That's a classic, bro. Right now the hypest B-Ball jersey there is is Chris Paul Clippers. When you wear that ppl know you got money cuz it's new, son. But for reals here is the top-10 jersey on the streets:

1. Chris Paul Clipper
2. Kobe LA Laker
3. Kevin Garnett Celtic
4. Kevin Durant Thunder (I think this shirt is gay cuz I don't like the thunder)
5. Jordan 23 Bulls
6. Jordan 45 Bulls
7. Wilt Chamberline 76er
8. Stoudamire Knicks
9. LeBron Heat (this shirt should be number 1. It's fire. After they win this year it will be & it could just be cuz I'm in Newark & peps don't wanna rock it yet)
10. D Rose Bulls


Any one of them shirts and you'll look marvelous on the black top.


I've got a question, homeboy:
Why do some college players wear a T-Shirt under their Basketball shirt? Also is it ever acceptable to wear a t-shirt under a basketball shirt in a casual setting?

/don't wear shirts with men's names on the back. Just curious what the street has to say
 
2012-01-13 12:02:54 PM  

rcantley: On the same night, the Pistons and Bucks set the record for free throws attempted without a miss - 41, breaking the previous record of only 16.

So it was an exciting night, if you're into free throws.


I caught the last few minutes of that game and the milwaukee announcers refused to talk about it most of the game. The Detroit fouled Jennings with 10 seconds left for no reason at all and you could almost feel them holding their breath while he shot. Once the last one was in then they finally talked about it.
 
2012-01-13 12:02:58 PM  

Schmee: He only hit 21 of 39? I could do better than that, and I'm a fat, middle-aged white guy.

There's a reason they're called FREE throws.


when you shoot that percentage they are reffered to as FOUL shots.
 
2012-01-13 12:05:04 PM  

GimpyNip: Best In The World: "An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties." Pope Benedict XVI


I like Dwight Howard but I got me a Magic jersey already. I got the old Shaq Magic jersey. That's a classic, bro. Right now the hypest B-Ball jersey there is is Chris Paul Clippers. When you wear that ppl know you got money cuz it's new, son. But for reals here is the top-10 jersey on the streets:

1. Chris Paul Clipper
2. Kobe LA Laker
3. Kevin Garnett Celtic
4. Kevin Durant Thunder (I think this shirt is gay cuz I don't like the thunder)
5. Jordan 23 Bulls
6. Jordan 45 Bulls
7. Wilt Chamberline 76er
8. Stoudamire Knicks
9. LeBron Heat (this shirt should be number 1. It's fire. After they win this year it will be & it could just be cuz I'm in Newark & peps don't wanna rock it yet)
10. D Rose Bulls


Any one of them shirts and you'll look marvelous on the black top.

I've got a question, homeboy:
Why do some college players wear a T-Shirt under their Basketball shirt? Also is it ever acceptable to wear a t-shirt under a basketball shirt in a casual setting?

/don't wear shirts with men's names on the back. Just curious what the street has to say


Wear a t-shirt? And not show off those 'roided up, fake-tanned, barbed-wire-tattooed guns, bro?
 
2012-01-13 12:06:35 PM  

The Flexecutioner: i think the bigger news in that article is that Kwame Brown is still in the league ... with an injury that requires surgery.

they signed him for a $7mill 1-year contract?

/really, Warriors?


They amnesty-ed a $4M contract to swing and miss at DeAndre Jordan, then panicked and spent the money on Kwame Brown. Apparently David Khan is giving the Warriors GM advice.
 
2012-01-13 12:10:00 PM  

John Nash: GimpyNip: Best In The World: "An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties." Pope Benedict XVI


I like Dwight Howard but I got me a Magic jersey already. I got the old Shaq Magic jersey. That's a classic, bro. Right now the hypest B-Ball jersey there is is Chris Paul Clippers. When you wear that ppl know you got money cuz it's new, son. But for reals here is the top-10 jersey on the streets:

1. Chris Paul Clipper
2. Kobe LA Laker
3. Kevin Garnett Celtic
4. Kevin Durant Thunder (I think this shirt is gay cuz I don't like the thunder)
5. Jordan 23 Bulls
6. Jordan 45 Bulls
7. Wilt Chamberline 76er
8. Stoudamire Knicks
9. LeBron Heat (this shirt should be number 1. It's fire. After they win this year it will be & it could just be cuz I'm in Newark & peps don't wanna rock it yet)
10. D Rose Bulls


Any one of them shirts and you'll look marvelous on the black top.

I've got a question, homeboy:
Why do some college players wear a T-Shirt under their Basketball shirt? Also is it ever acceptable to wear a t-shirt under a basketball shirt in a casual setting?

/don't wear shirts with men's names on the back. Just curious what the street has to say

Wear a t-shirt? And not show off those 'roided up, fake-tanned, barbed-wire-tattooed guns, bro?


List is fail. You know the #1 basketball jersey is Tim Tebow. It doesn't have to make sense, although I should probably be quiet or ESPN will run a story with it. ::Insert Jenna Jameson 'Tebow' quote here::
 
2012-01-13 12:25:05 PM  

John Nash: Wear a t-shirt? And not show off those 'roided up, fake-tanned, barbed-wire-tattooed guns, bro?


Don't know if ur joking , bro but you made a point. Think like you can't wear a t-shirt with your tank so it will motivate you to get in better shape. Advice I always give is to find motivators & inspirtation in uncommon things as platitudes create latitudes for one to reach the apex of his betterment. Meaning ppl do this all the damn time. Summer is coming up or a weddin and motherfarkers are always saying they're going to diet for them. Make everyday your weddin, or summer. Say internally that you want to be able to wear that Chris Paul jerz w/o a top underneath. Yo, then when U wear it not only will U look fresh cuz the shirts fresh but UR body will be fit for the gear. And bro, summer really ain't that far off anyways. Shave the pits too. Can't go out with dirty pits, boss. That's just ghetto.
 
2012-01-13 12:52:56 PM  
And in typical Howard fashion, his regular field-goal % (57) was higher than his "free"-throw % (53).
 
2012-01-13 12:55:57 PM  
so who made more than 21 in a game.
curious.
 
2012-01-13 12:59:58 PM  
Most free throws made, game
28-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs. New York, at Hershey, Pa., March 2, 1962
28 - Adrian Dantley, Utah vs. Houston, at Las Vegas, January 4, 1984

Most free throws made, one half
20-Michael Jordan, Chicago at Miami, December 30, 1992 (2nd half)

Most free throws made, one quarter
14-Rick Barry, San Francisco at New York, December 6, 1966 (3rd qtr.)
14 - Pete Maravich, Atlanta vs. Buffalo, November 28, 1973 (3rd qtr.)
14 - Adrian Dantley, Detroit vs. Sacramento, December 10, 1986 (4th qtr.)
14 - Michael Jordan, Chicago at Utah, November 15, 1989 (4th qtr.)
14 - Michael Jordan, Chicago at Miami, December 30, 1992 (4th qtr.)
14 - Johnny Newman, Denver vs. Boston, February 10, 1998, (4th qtr.)

key pieces of information missing from article.
Link (new window)
 
2012-01-13 01:12:11 PM  
See, despite his 21-for-39 success rate, I'm still impressed by the record, since you know they aren't sending him to the line for technicals. I wonder how many of the 39 were from 3-point plays..?

Do big men tend to make 3-point plays? I would think yes, given their proximity to the basket on most FG attempts, and their overall strength (being able to continue the shooting motion more easily), but I don't watch enough ball to have a good feel....
 
2012-01-13 01:26:09 PM  

regindyn: The Flexecutioner: i think the bigger news in that article is that Kwame Brown is still in the league ... with an injury that requires surgery.

they signed him for a $7mill 1-year contract?

/really, Warriors?

They amnesty-ed a $4M contract to swing and miss at DeAndre Jordan, then panicked and spent the money on Kwame Brown. Apparently David Khan is giving the Warriors GM advice.


Also, with the new CBA, teams have to hit something like 75% of the salary cap. So, lots of teams will be spending silly money on crap players in order to hit that number.

Thank God for the lockout!
 
2012-01-13 02:35:15 PM  

Best In The World: "An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties." Pope Benedict XVI


I like Dwight Howard but I got me a Magic jersey already. I got the old Shaq Magic jersey. That's a classic, bro. Right now the hypest B-Ball jersey there is is Chris Paul Clippers. When you wear that ppl know you got money cuz it's new, son. But for reals here is the top-10 jersey on the streets:

1. Chris Paul Clipper
2. Kobe LA Laker
3. Kevin Garnett Celtic
4. Kevin Durant Thunder (I think this shirt is gay cuz I don't like the thunder)
5. Jordan 23 Bulls
6. Jordan 45 Bulls
7. Wilt Chamberline 76er
8. Stoudamire Knicks
9. LeBron Heat (this shirt should be number 1. It's fire. After they win this year it will be & it could just be cuz I'm in Newark & peps don't wanna rock it yet)
10. D Rose Bulls


Any one of them shirts and you'll look marvelous on the black top.


Sorry, list fails without a Mike Bibby Wizards jersey.
 
2012-01-13 02:38:20 PM  

GimpyNip: /don't wear shirts with men's names on the back. Just curious what the street has to say


This goes double if the man whose name is on the back is younger than you are.
 
2012-01-13 03:00:07 PM  
My history of sports:

Brian Propp - Flyers - Traded about a year later
Larry Johnson - Hornets - Left about a year later
Muggsy Bogues - Hornets - This lasted a bit
John Stockton - Jazz - Changed uniforms in a year or two
Shaq - Magic - Maybe lasted 2 years
Allen Iverson - 76ers (Blue)- Lasted a while
Javier Mascherano - Liverpool - Transfered after a half of a season
Brian Westbrook - Eagles - Lasted about 2 Seasons
Juan Roman Riquelme - Argentina #8 - Changed his number and then left the National team within a year

I think that's it.
 
2012-01-13 04:12:59 PM  
I think this says it all for the Warriors.

"The Warriors announced earlier Thursday that starting center Kwame Brown is out for at least three months after he tore a muscle in his chest that will require surgery to fix."
 
2012-01-13 04:35:57 PM  
39 attempted free throws --45 total points = FAIL.
 
2012-01-13 05:25:59 PM  
Strange about chamberlain

liar of course

but I know he hit on white teenagers so

how come no chidren? Sterile?

degenerate white women and nba whores have getting pregnant down to a science

why no spawn?
 
2012-01-13 05:44:27 PM  

Best In The World: "An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties." Pope Benedict XVI


I like Dwight Howard but I got me a Magic jersey already. I got the old Shaq Magic jersey. That's a classic, bro. Right now the hypest B-Ball jersey there is is Chris Paul Clippers. When you wear that ppl know you got money cuz it's new, son. But for reals here is the top-10 jersey on the streets:

1. Chris Paul Clipper
2. Kobe LA Laker
3. Kevin Garnett Celtic
4. Kevin Durant Thunder (I think this shirt is gay cuz I don't like the thunder)
5. Jordan 23 Bulls
6. Jordan 45 Bulls
7. Wilt Chamberline 76er
8. Stoudamire Knicks
9. LeBron Heat (this shirt should be number 1. It's fire. After they win this year it will be & it could just be cuz I'm in Newark & peps don't wanna rock it yet)
10. D Rose Bulls


Any one of them shirts and you'll look marvelous on the black top.


Yeah let's never hang out
 
2012-01-13 07:14:54 PM  

dang sure: Strange about chamberlain

liar of course

but I know he hit on white teenagers so

how come no chidren? Sterile?

degenerate white women and nba whores have getting pregnant down to a science

why no spawn?


I'm not sure he's lying. 2 women per day for 30 years is 21,900. It's a fast-break pace for sure, but possible--especially for a) an NBA player b) who played during the sexual revolution. It's funny, the things you can do over a period of time.
 
2012-01-13 08:05:23 PM  
Wilt Chamberlain is overrated.

//not a Celtics fan.
 
2012-01-14 01:44:37 AM  

Schmee: He only hit 21 of 39? I could do better than that, and I'm a fat, middle-aged white guy.

There's a reason they're called FREE throws.


Well I could do it in the gym by myself no problem. In an NBA game I have my doubts, then again I'm in terrible shape right now and I'm not sure I have the nerves to perform in front of a national TV audience. I would love to find out though.
 
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