That’s just an absurd gap. Williamson naturally has the two most prolific single seasons in terms of rim attempts if we count his abbreviated rookie campaign where he averaged a jaw-dropping 20.6 rim FGA/100 compared to “only” 18.7/100 so far this year. Only one other time has a player even exceed 16/100, and that was JaVale McGee cleaning up the garbage in 739 minutes for the 2016-17 Warriors. Since it’s a frequent question, the post-2004 number for Shaquille O’Neal is probably in line with his full career. We only have reliable shot location data from 1997-98 on, but based on O’Neal’s free throw rates and shooting efficiencies, he was likely getting a similar mix of shots in 1996-97 and earlier. The intriguing but unanswerable hypothetical is how often could Shaq have gotten to the rim in the modern, spaced-out NBA, but that answer is largely unknowable.