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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
36 Andre Drummond Jan 20, 2016

Most free throw attempts, one half

28 Andre Drummond Jan 20, 2016 2nd Half
26 Josh Smith Apr 10, 2015 2nd Half
26 DeAndre Jordan Nov 30, 2015 2nd Half

Most free throw attempts, one quarter

20 Ben Wallace Dec 11, 2005 4th Qtr.
20 Dwight Howard Nov 16, 2013 4th Qtr.
18 DeAndre Jordan Nov 30, 2015 4th Qtr.