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Toronto Raptors Jose Calderon Chasing Free-throw Record

Posted by Jerrold Litwinenko / January 24, 2009

Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon is chasing the NBA record for most consecutive free-throws. As of today, January 24th, he now sits at 83 in a row, 14 shy of tying the all-time record of 97, held by now retired Michael Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Toronto Star's Doug Smith and videographer Randy Risling had a chat with Calderon:

Little known fact: In 1999, Michael Williams played two games with the Toronto Raptors before retiring from the NBA.


guy lafleur / January 24, 2009 at 02:17 pm
he's right, all this attention now is going to jinx him!

this and bargnani's recent non-sucking are the two lonely bright spots in a really disappointing season
Kevin Restivo / January 24, 2009 at 03:56 pm

Fun clip.

Good luck Jose!

BTW, the Star reporter featured on the YouTube clip is Doug Smith, not Randy Risling.

Basile / January 25, 2009 at 01:17 pm
don't jinx him!!!!!!
mitch / January 25, 2009 at 04:29 pm
I met Calderon a few summers back, just after he won the World Championship with Spain. I shook his hand, gave him a congratulations, and let me tell you, I think I know his secret...super soft hands, maybe the softest I've ever shaken.
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