George Mikan vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and George Mikan 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
George Mikan:
1949 to 1956
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

George Mikan 5
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
George Mikan 7
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
George Mikan 7
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
George Mikan 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

George Mikan 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
George Mikan 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
George Mikan 6
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
George Mikan 6
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
George Mikan 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
George Mikan 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
George Mikan 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
George Mikan 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 0
George Mikan 1 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
George Mikan 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
* Notes: Season MVP is awarded since 1955-56.
Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.
Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.
Rebounds started to be recorded in 1950-51.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

George Mikan 23.1
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

George Mikan 13.4
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

George Mikan 2.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

George Mikan 10,156
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

George Mikan 4,167
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

George Mikan 1,245
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

George Mikan 439
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
George Mikan .404
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
George Mikan .782
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

George Mikan 28.4
(1951)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

George Mikan 14.4
(1953)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

George Mikan 3.6
(1949)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

George Mikan 24.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

George Mikan 13.9
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

George Mikan 2.2
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

George Mikan 1,680
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

George Mikan 665
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

George Mikan 155
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

George Mikan 70
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
George Mikan .404
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
George Mikan .786
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

George Mikan 31.3
(1950)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

George Mikan 15.9
(1952)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

George Mikan 3.0
(1950)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

George Mikan -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)

Notes: * Rebounds started to be recorded in 1950-51. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
** Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74, this player has no data for the stat.
Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.