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Steve Nash is your new all-time free throw percentage leader

Jan 10, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

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Steve Nash only got to the free throw line twice on Wednesday night during the Lakers fifth straight loss. As you expect, he hit both.

With that he moved a little farther ahead of Mark Price as the NBA’ all-time free throw shooting percentage leader, notes Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register.

Nash entered the game Wednesday night in San Antonio having made 2,944 of 3,257 career attempts: 90.3899 percent, barely ahead of Price’s 90.3933. Nash went back and forth with Price throughout last season, but Nash in San Antonio made both of his free throws — both on Stephen Jackson technical fouls — to stay on top for now.

And Nash was able to do that without having to resort to Rick Barry’s underhand shooting style.

  1. illcomm - Jan 10, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    check your numbers. article doesn’t make sense

    • shaner329 - Jan 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      He said his percentage was 90.3899% coming into the game, not the percentage he had after he made his free throws during the game in San Antonio. Would have been nice to also include his percentage after the game, but whatever

      • genericcommenter - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:15 PM

        But the wording of the article stated that Nash came into the game already ahead of Price, and that somehow 90.3899 >90.3933

        ” 90.3899 percent, barely ahead of Price’s 90.3933″-

        Should have said “barely BEHIND”

      • shaner329 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:44 PM

        Then the wording of the article is wrong, not the numbers silly.

  2. bucrightoff - Jan 10, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    How about Kobe becoming the all-time leader in missed FGs? And with at least 2 more years of playing left, that’s one record he’ll probably hold forever.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      I know who Kobe is and what he does, who are you again?

      • badintent - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:45 PM

        And who are you ? We hope not bozoforall’s new 2013 handle ?? Say it ain’t so joe

    • lionsplayoffs - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      A lot of people overlook just how good MJ’s field goal percentage was, considering he had entire teams guarding him. LeBron’s is very good too, but for the number of crazy shots MJ took he sure made a lot of them. Kobe takes as many shots but his FG% isn’t even in the conversation.

      • mytthor - Jan 11, 2013 at 1:25 AM

        Nobody at all overlooks how good MJ was at anything. The guy’s the consensus best player ever.

  3. charlescub80 - Jan 10, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Soooooo who is ahead of who??????

  4. MyTeamsAllStink - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    They aren’t winning but at least they are garnering stat records.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      not only that but they are collecting some serious cheddar………………

  5. nelszz - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    how long is PBT going to allow Kurt to keep pumping out incorrectly written articles? Would it kill you to attempt to proof read?

  6. sunsation3413 - Jan 10, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    PBT there are MANY other blog writers out there….please bring us someone new. Kurt has become very stale!

    • scalfor3 - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      Kurt hasn’t become stale. Yet.

  7. tvguy22 - Jan 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    “Nash entered the game Wednesday night in San Antonio having made 2,944 of 3,257 career attempts”.

    Went 2-2, so 2946/3259 = 90.3958%, which is ahead of Price’s 90.3933%.

    It wasn’t inaccurate, just a little confusing and lazy.

  8. BigBeachBall - Jan 10, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Do you think kobe is miffed that Nash is taking all the technical free throws now?

    • badintent - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      Funny nice one !Kobe got much more to be miffed at these days than just FTs, but the thought was nice.

  9. pricejustin24 - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Helin is a tool

  10. dko83 - Jan 11, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    One of my all time favorite players. Just glad he traded to a contender before he retired..

    Is what I thought before I saw the Lakers play this year. Too bad.

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