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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the NBA record for field goals made in a career with 15,837. Wilt Chamberlain, one of the most prolific scorers of all time, holds the top four spots for most field goals made in a season and has the two top field goal percentages for a season. One of the greatest field-goal shooters of all time is Michael Jordan, who led the NBA in field goals made ten times. Shaquille O'Neal has the record for most seasons (10) with the best field goal percentage, and Artis Gilmore has the record for highest career field goal percentage (59.9%).1Steve Nash is one of the greatest all-around shooters in the history of the NBA, holding the record for 50-40-90 seasons, a mark of all-around shooting for two-point field goals, three-point field goals, and free throws. Nash has recorded five of the eleven 50-40-90 seasons in NBA history.2
One type of field goal is called a slam dunk. This occurs when a player jumps near the basket with possession of the ball, throwing the ball down through the basket while airborne.