Originally Posted by Myth
Really? Why didn't an NBA team pick him up? Think about the final seconds of a close game when you know the team will foul on purpose. Just save him for those times and those times only.
Well, for one thing, no NBA team picked him up because he probably has no other skills that would make him an NBA player. In late game situations, teams aren't looking to foul you first. They're looking to steal, and if they can't do it, they foul. I don't think he'd be able to receive a pass if guarded by someone quick and athletic.
The other thing would be that in the NBA, you don't get to shoot thousands of consecutive free throws. You get to shoot one, two, or thee, and usually while tired, and under pressure.
Ben Wallace apparently makes 70%+ in practice.