Dirk Nowitzki vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Dirk Nowitzki 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
Dirk Nowitzki:
1999 to 2017
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Dirk Nowitzki 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dirk Nowitzki 19
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Dirk Nowitzki 15
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Dirk Nowitzki 13
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Dirk Nowitzki 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Dirk Nowitzki 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dirk Nowitzki 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Dirk Nowitzki 12
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Dirk Nowitzki 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Dirk Nowitzki 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Dirk Nowitzki 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dirk Nowitzki 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dirk Nowitzki 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 3

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Dirk Nowitzki 21.7
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Dirk Nowitzki 7.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Dirk Nowitzki 2.5
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Dirk Nowitzki 0.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Dirk Nowitzki 0.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Dirk Nowitzki 30,260
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Dirk Nowitzki 10,893
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Dirk Nowitzki 3,496
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Dirk Nowitzki 1,158
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Dirk Nowitzki 1,218
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Dirk Nowitzki 1,394
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .473
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .381
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .879
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Dirk Nowitzki 26.6
(2006)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Dirk Nowitzki 9.9
(2002)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Dirk Nowitzki 3.5
(2008)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Dirk Nowitzki 1.4
(2003)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Dirk Nowitzki 1.5
(2005)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Dirk Nowitzki 25.3
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Dirk Nowitzki 10.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Dirk Nowitzki 2.5
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Dirk Nowitzki 1.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Dirk Nowitzki 0.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Dirk Nowitzki 3,663
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Dirk Nowitzki 1,446
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Dirk Nowitzki 360
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Dirk Nowitzki 149
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Dirk Nowitzki 129
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Dirk Nowitzki 145
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .462
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .365
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Dirk Nowitzki .892
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Dirk Nowitzki 28.4
(2002)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Dirk Nowitzki 13.1
(2002)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Dirk Nowitzki 4.0
(2008)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Dirk Nowitzki 2.0
(2002)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Dirk Nowitzki 2.6
(2004)
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)