Dwight Howard vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Dwight Howard 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
Dwight Howard:
2005 to 2018
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Dwight Howard 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dwight Howard 14
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Dwight Howard 10
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Dwight Howard 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Dwight Howard 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Dwight Howard 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dwight Howard 5
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Dwight Howard 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Dwight Howard 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Dwight Howard 5
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Dwight Howard 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dwight Howard 5
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Dwight Howard 2
Hakeem Olajuwon 3

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Dwight Howard 17.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Dwight Howard 12.7
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Dwight Howard 1.5
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Dwight Howard 1.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Dwight Howard 2.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Dwight Howard 16,844
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Dwight Howard 12,260
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Dwight Howard 1,443
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Dwight Howard 937
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Dwight Howard 1,932
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Dwight Howard 968
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dwight Howard .585
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Dwight Howard .089
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Dwight Howard .564
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Dwight Howard 22.9
(2011)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Dwight Howard 14.5
(2012)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Dwight Howard 1.9
(2007)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Dwight Howard 1.5
(2012)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Dwight Howard 2.9
(2009)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Dwight Howard 18.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Dwight Howard 13.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Dwight Howard 1.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Dwight Howard 0.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Dwight Howard 2.5
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Dwight Howard 1,749
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Dwight Howard 1,315
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Dwight Howard 132
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Dwight Howard 84
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Dwight Howard 234
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Dwight Howard 95
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Dwight Howard .586
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Dwight Howard .000
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Dwight Howard .545
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Dwight Howard 27.0
(2011)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Dwight Howard 15.8
(2008)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Dwight Howard 1.9
(2009)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Dwight Howard 1.4
(2015)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Dwight Howard 3.5
(2010)
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)