Billy Cunningham vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Billy Cunningham that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

Who scored more points in his career? Who averaged more points in playoffs? Who won more championships? Who led the season more times? Who won more MVP awards? Those questions and many more, are answered here. It includes NBA Championships, seasons, playoffs, awards, statistical data for points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and percentages.

Head To Head Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2017-18
Billy Cunningham:
1966 to 1976
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Billy Cunningham 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Billy Cunningham 9
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Billy Cunningham 6
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Billy Cunningham 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Billy Cunningham 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Billy Cunningham 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Billy Cunningham 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Billy Cunningham 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Billy Cunningham 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Billy Cunningham 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Billy Cunningham 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Billy Cunningham 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Billy Cunningham 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.
Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Billy Cunningham 20.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Billy Cunningham 10.1
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Billy Cunningham 4.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Billy Cunningham 1.2
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Billy Cunningham 0.5
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Billy Cunningham 13,626
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Billy Cunningham 6,638
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Billy Cunningham 2,625
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Billy Cunningham 115
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Billy Cunningham 45
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Billy Cunningham 654
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Billy Cunningham .446
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Billy Cunningham -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Billy Cunningham .720
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Billy Cunningham 26.1
(1970)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Billy Cunningham 13.6
(1970)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Billy Cunningham 5.9
(1972)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Billy Cunningham 1.2
(1976)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Billy Cunningham 0.5
(1976)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Billy Cunningham 19.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Billy Cunningham 9.1
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Billy Cunningham 3.2
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Billy Cunningham -
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Billy Cunningham -
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Billy Cunningham 757
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Billy Cunningham 356
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Billy Cunningham 125
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Billy Cunningham 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Billy Cunningham 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Billy Cunningham 39
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Billy Cunningham .427
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Billy Cunningham -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Billy Cunningham .686
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Billy Cunningham 29.2
(1970)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Billy Cunningham 15.4
(1971)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Billy Cunningham 5.7
(1971)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Billy Cunningham -
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Billy Cunningham -
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)

Notes: * Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
** Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.