Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Bill Sharman Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Bill Sharman and Hakeem Olajuwon 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
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002
Bill Sharman:
1951 to 1961

NBA Championships and Seasons

Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bill Sharman 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Bill Sharman 11
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Bill Sharman 10
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Bill Sharman 8

Honors and Awards

Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Bill Sharman 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bill Sharman 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
Bill Sharman 4
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Bill Sharman 7
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
Bill Sharman 0
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Bill Sharman 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bill Sharman 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bill Sharman 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
Bill Sharman 0
*
* 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.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8
Bill Sharman 17.8

Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1
Bill Sharman 3.9

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
Bill Sharman 3.0

Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1
Bill Sharman -

n/a **

Totals Stats

Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
Bill Sharman 12,665

Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748
Bill Sharman 2,793

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058
Bill Sharman 2,101

Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238
Bill Sharman 711

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .512
Bill Sharman .426

3-Point Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .202
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .712
Bill Sharman .883

Best Season (no game minimum)

Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)
Bill Sharman 22.3
(1958)

Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)
Bill Sharman 4.7
(1958)

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)
Bill Sharman 4.7
(1956)

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)
Bill Sharman -

n/a **

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9
Bill Sharman 18.5

Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2
Bill Sharman 3.7

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2
Bill Sharman 2.6

Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3
Bill Sharman -

n/a **

Totals Stats

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755
Bill Sharman 1,446

Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621
Bill Sharman 285

Hakeem Olajuwon 458
Bill Sharman 201

Hakeem Olajuwon 245
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 472
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 145
Bill Sharman 78

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .528
Bill Sharman .426

3-Point Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .222
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .719
Bill Sharman .911

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)
Bill Sharman 21.1
(1957)

Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)
Bill Sharman 5.4
(1955)

Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)
Bill Sharman 7.0
(1952)

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)
Bill Sharman -

n/a **
Notes: ** 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.