Which NBA Player had the Most Field Goal Attempts in the Playoffs During Their Career?

Which NBA Player had the Most Field Goal Attempts in the Playoffs During Their Career? Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Ten NBA Players Who Attempted The Most Field Goal Attempts in the Playoffs During Their Career

The NBA Player with the most field goal attempts in playoffs history.

To win the NBA title it’s all about scoring, which means some of the best players to ever play have taken a lot of shots during the playoffs. Here are the ten players who have had the most field goal attempts in the playoffs during their careers.

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10. John Havlicek -3329 Field Goal Attempts

John Havlicek played in 172 games during his time with the Boston Celtics putting up 3329 field goal attempts. During his playoff career he averaged 22 points per game. 

9.Jerry West -3460 Field Goal Attempts

Jerry West averaged 22.5 field goal attempts per game during his career, the entire time spent with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

8.Tony Parker -3501 Field Goal Attempts

Tony Parker was a great passer of the rock, but he also put up plenty of shots during the playoffs. All of Parker’s playoffs games came with the San Antonio Spurs. 

7.Shaquille O’Neal -3627 Field Goal Attempts

Shaquille O’Neal was seventh all-time in field goal attempts but fourth all-time in field goals made. Shaq played in 216 playoff games during his time. 

6.Karl Malone -3768 Field Goal Attempts

Karl Malone averaged 24.2 field goal attempts during the 2000-01 season with the Utah Jazz. He finished the postseason with 3768 field goal attempts.

5.Tim Duncan -3939 Field Goal Attempts

When people think of Tim Duncan they think of efficiency, but he also attempted a lot of field goals during the playoffs with his time with the Spurs. During the 2005-06 playoffs, Duncan shot over 57 percent from the field.

4.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -4422 Field Goal Attempts

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attempted 4422 field goals during the playoffs, but he ranks second in NBA history in made field goals during the playoffs. 

3.Michael Jordan -4497 Field Goal Attempts

Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six championships so that might make some believe he would have taken more field goals than he did. He comes in at number three on this list. 

2.Kobe Bryant -4499 Field Goal Attempts

The late Kobe Bryant was never afraid to shoot the ball. He finished his career one short of 4500 field goal attempts.

1.LeBron James -5006 Field Goal Attempts

The only active player on this list is LeBron James who comes in at number one. It’s probably going to be a long time before someone else takes over the number one spot for him.

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