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Old 11-20-2007, 11:15 PM   #16
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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.

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Ted St. Martin is a professional basketball free throw shooter and teacher, and holds the world record for consecutive free throws. At Jacksonville, Florida, the 5' 6" Ted sank 5,221 consecutive free throws on April 28, 1996 without missing. Based in Jacksonville, St. Martin returned to dairy farming after touring the U.S., but still performs exhibitions and coaches players (as of early 2006). He once sank 1,704 consecutive free throws during a halftime demonstration at a Phoenix Suns game.


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Old 11-20-2007, 11:29 PM   #17
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I remember when Calvin Murphy had the record, and Bird wasn't far from breaking it. And Murphy hollering at Bird trying to break his concentration. Bird's streak stopped at 71 that game. And Calvin was celebrating.

i remember Mahmoud abdul rauf was gunning for calvins % record, and the ref gave calvin the ball (he was commentating) and he rubbed it with his hands, and Abdul rauf missed the ensuing free throw.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:41 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:44 PM   #19
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Im guessing 58 if im right then Ill leave for 4 months
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