Bob Lanier vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

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

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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
Bob Lanier:
1971 to 1984
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Bob Lanier 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bob Lanier 14
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Bob Lanier 9
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Bob Lanier 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Bob Lanier 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Bob Lanier 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bob Lanier 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Bob Lanier 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Bob Lanier 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Bob Lanier 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Bob Lanier 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bob Lanier 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bob Lanier 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
* Notes: 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

Bob Lanier 20.1
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Bob Lanier 10.1
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Bob Lanier 3.1
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Bob Lanier 1.1
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Bob Lanier 1.5
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Bob Lanier 19,248
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Bob Lanier 9,698
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Bob Lanier 3,007
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Bob Lanier 777
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Bob Lanier 1,100
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Bob Lanier 959
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Bob Lanier .514
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Bob Lanier .154
*
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Bob Lanier .767
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Bob Lanier 25.7
(1972)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Bob Lanier 14.9
(1973)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Bob Lanier 4.6
(1975)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Bob Lanier 1.4
(1974)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Bob Lanier 3.0
(1974)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Bob Lanier 18.6
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Bob Lanier 9.6
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Bob Lanier 3.5
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Bob Lanier 0.9
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Bob Lanier 1.5
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Bob Lanier 1,244
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Bob Lanier 645
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Bob Lanier 235
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Bob Lanier 62
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Bob Lanier 99
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Bob Lanier 67
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Bob Lanier .532
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Bob Lanier .000
*
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Bob Lanier .768
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Bob Lanier 28.0
(1977)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Bob Lanier 16.7
(1977)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Bob Lanier 6.3
(1975)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Bob Lanier 1.7
(1981)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Bob Lanier 4.0
(1975)
*
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. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.