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Yes, in the 70's

1976 Three for two rule introduced to allow players fouled in the act of shooing to attempt a third fouls shot if either of the first two attempts miss.

There was also a 2 for 1 rule during that time. All defensive fouls were awarded a free throw or free throws. If a one shot foul was called and the defensive team was in the penalty situation, the shooter was awarded 2 shots to make 1.

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Normally the only time you see a player get 3 free throws are after a player is fouled while shooting a 3 point shot and misses. There have been a lot of situations where 3 or more free throws are shot after multiple technical fouls or combinations of technical, flagrant and personal fouls.

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