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The 15 Weirdest and Worst NBA Free-Throw Shooters

Meet the players who have taxed us from the charity stripe

Shaquille O'Neal free throws

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Free throws seem like they should be the easiest part of basketball – they're called "free" for a reason, after all. In the NBA, it's a chance for a player to catch his breath, hear some encouraging words from his teammates, and enjoy the mellifluous sounds of the Thunderstix.

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Of course, even without a defensive player sticking his hand in the shooter's face, some players have trouble putting the ball through the net – while others have developed unusual methods just to get it there. Just in time for the NBA Finals, here are 15 of the wildest and weirdest free-throw shooters in league history, sorted by their lifetime percentage at the charity stripe.

Because, as we all know, nothing in life is free. By Gavin Edwards

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