Elvin Hayes vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes 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
Elvin Hayes:
1969 to 1984
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Elvin Hayes 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Elvin Hayes 16
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Elvin Hayes 10
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Elvin Hayes 12
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

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

Elvin Hayes 21.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Elvin Hayes 12.5
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Elvin Hayes 1.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Elvin Hayes 1.0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Elvin Hayes 2.0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Elvin Hayes 27,313
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Elvin Hayes 16,279
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Elvin Hayes 2,398
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Elvin Hayes 864
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Elvin Hayes 1,771
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Elvin Hayes 1,303
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Elvin Hayes .452
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Elvin Hayes .147
*
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Elvin Hayes .670
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Elvin Hayes 28.7
(1971)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Elvin Hayes 18.1
(1974)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Elvin Hayes 3.3
(1972)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Elvin Hayes 1.9
(1975)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Elvin Hayes 3.0
(1974)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Elvin Hayes 22.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Elvin Hayes 13.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Elvin Hayes 1.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Elvin Hayes 1.1
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Elvin Hayes 2.6
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Elvin Hayes 2,194
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Elvin Hayes 1,244
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Elvin Hayes 185
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Elvin Hayes 97
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Elvin Hayes 222
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Elvin Hayes 96
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Elvin Hayes .464
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Elvin Hayes -
*
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Elvin Hayes .652
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Elvin Hayes 25.9
(1974)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Elvin Hayes 15.9
(1974)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Elvin Hayes 3.0
(1980)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Elvin Hayes 1.5
(1975)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Elvin Hayes 4.0
(1976)
*
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.