Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Bob Pettit Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Bob Pettit and Hakeem Olajuwon that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

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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
Bob Pettit:
1955 to 1965

NBA Championships and Seasons

Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bob Pettit 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Bob Pettit 11
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Bob Pettit 9
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Bob Pettit 11

Honors and Awards

Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Bob Pettit 2
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bob Pettit 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
Bob Pettit 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Bob Pettit 11
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
Bob Pettit 0
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Bob Pettit 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bob Pettit 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 0
Bob Pettit 2
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Bob Pettit 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
Bob Pettit 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 0
Bob Pettit 1
* 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
Bob Pettit 26.4

Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1
Bob Pettit 16.2

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
Bob Pettit 3.0

Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1
Bob Pettit -

n/a **

Totals Stats

Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
Bob Pettit 20,880

Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748
Bob Pettit 12,849

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058
Bob Pettit 2,369

Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238
Bob Pettit 792

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .512
Bob Pettit .436

3-Point Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .202
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .712
Bob Pettit .761

Best Season (no game minimum)

Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)
Bob Pettit 31.1
(1962)

Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)
Bob Pettit 20.3
(1961)

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)
Bob Pettit 3.7
(1962)

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)
Bob Pettit -

n/a **

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9
Bob Pettit 25.5

Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2
Bob Pettit 14.8

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2
Bob Pettit 2.7

Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3
Bob Pettit -

n/a **

Totals Stats

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755
Bob Pettit 2,240

Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621
Bob Pettit 1,304

Hakeem Olajuwon 458
Bob Pettit 241

Hakeem Olajuwon 245
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 472
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 145
Bob Pettit 88

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .528
Bob Pettit .418

3-Point Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .222
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .719
Bob Pettit .774

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)
Bob Pettit 31.8
(1963)

Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)
Bob Pettit 17.6
(1961)

Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)
Bob Pettit 3.7
(1960)

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)
Bob Pettit -

n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)
Bob Pettit -

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.