Dave Cowens vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Dave Cowens 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
Dave Cowens:
1971 to 1983
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Dave Cowens 2
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dave Cowens 11
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Dave Cowens 7
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Dave Cowens 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Dave Cowens 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Dave Cowens 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dave Cowens 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Dave Cowens 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Dave Cowens 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Dave Cowens 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Dave Cowens 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dave Cowens 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dave Cowens 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
Dave Cowens 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 0
* 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

Dave Cowens 17.6
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Dave Cowens 13.6
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Dave Cowens 3.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Dave Cowens 1.1
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Dave Cowens 0.9
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Dave Cowens 13,516
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Dave Cowens 10,444
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Dave Cowens 2,910
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Dave Cowens 599
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Dave Cowens 488
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Dave Cowens 766
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dave Cowens .460
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Dave Cowens .071
*
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Dave Cowens .783
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Dave Cowens 20.5
(1973)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Dave Cowens 16.2
(1973)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Dave Cowens 5.0
(1977)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Dave Cowens 1.3
(1975)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Dave Cowens 1.3
(1974)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Dave Cowens 18.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Dave Cowens 14.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Dave Cowens 3.7
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Dave Cowens 1.2
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Dave Cowens 0.9
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Dave Cowens 1,684
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Dave Cowens 1,285
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Dave Cowens 333
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Dave Cowens 78
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Dave Cowens 56
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Dave Cowens 89
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dave Cowens .451
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Dave Cowens .000
*
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Dave Cowens .744
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Dave Cowens 21.9
(1973)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Dave Cowens 16.6
(1973)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Dave Cowens 4.6
(1976)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Dave Cowens 1.6
(1975)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Dave Cowens 1.4
(1977)
*
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.