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NBA Individual Regular Season Records for Free Throw Attempts

Most seasons leading league, free throw attempts

9 Wilt Chamberlain
7 Karl Malone
6 Shaquille O'Neal

Most consecutive seasons leading league, free throw attempts

6 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60—1964-65
5 Karl Malone 1988-89—1992-93
4 Moses Malone 1979-80—1982-83
4 Shaquille O'Neal 1998-99—2001-02

Most free throw attempts, career

13188 Karl Malone
11862 Wilt Chamberlain
11252 Shaquille O'Neal

Most free throw attempts, season

1363 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62
1113 Wilt Chamberlain 1962-63
1054 Wilt Chamberlain 1960-61

Most free throw attempts, rookie, season

991 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60
853 Walt Bellamy 1961-62
837 David Robinson 1989-90

Most free throw attempts, game

39 Dwight Howard Jan 12, 2012
39 Dwight Howard Mar 12, 2013
34 Wilt Chamberlain Feb 22, 1962

Most free throw attempts, one half

23 Michael Jordan Dec 30, 1992 2nd Half
22 Oscar Robertson Dec 27, 1964
22 Tony Campbell Mar 8, 1990
22 Willie Burton Dec 13, 1994
22 Karl Malone Nov 4, 2000 2nd Half
22 Ben Wallace Dec 11, 2005 2nd Half
22 Devin Harris Nov 7, 2008 2nd Half

Most free throw attempts, one quarter

20 Ben Wallace Dec 11, 2005 4th Qtr.
17 Dwight Howard Mar 12, 2013 2nd Qtr.
16 Oscar Robertson Dec 27, 1964
16 Stan McKenzie Feb 15, 1970
16 Pete Maravich Jan 2, 1973 2nd Qtr.
16 Michael Jordan Dec 30, 1992
16 Willie Burton Dec 13, 1994
16 Johnny Newman Feb 10, 1998
16 Kobe Bryant Dec 20, 2005 3rd Qtr.
16 Vince Carter Dec 23, 2005 4th Qtr.
16 Dwight Howard Nov 23, 2007 3rd Qtr.
16 Will Bynum Apr 5, 2009 4th Qtr.
16 Dwight Howard Feb 3, 2012 4th Qtr.