Hakeem Olajuwon vs. Gary Payton Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Gary Payton 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
Gary Payton:
1991 to 2007

NBA Championships and Seasons

Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Gary Payton 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Gary Payton 17
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Gary Payton 15
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Gary Payton 9

Honors and Awards

Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Gary Payton 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Gary Payton 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
Gary Payton 2
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Gary Payton 9
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
Gary Payton 9
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Gary Payton 9
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Gary Payton 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Gary Payton 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 0
Gary Payton 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
Gary Payton 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8
Gary Payton 16.3

Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1
Gary Payton 3.9

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
Gary Payton 6.7

Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7
Gary Payton 1.8

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1
Gary Payton 0.2

Totals Stats

Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
Gary Payton 21,813

Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748
Gary Payton 5,269

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058
Gary Payton 8,966

Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162
Gary Payton 2,445

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830
Gary Payton 285

Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238
Gary Payton 1,335

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .512
Gary Payton .466

3-Point Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .202
Gary Payton .317

Free Throw Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .712
Gary Payton .729

Best Season (no game minimum)

Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)
Gary Payton 24.2
(2000)

Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)
Gary Payton 6.5
(2000)

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)
Gary Payton 9.0
(2002)

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)
Gary Payton 2.9
(1996)

Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)
Gary Payton 0.3
(2001)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9
Gary Payton 14.0

Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2
Gary Payton 3.7

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2
Gary Payton 5.3

Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7
Gary Payton 1.4

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3
Gary Payton 0.2

Totals Stats

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755
Gary Payton 2,155

Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621
Gary Payton 575

Hakeem Olajuwon 458
Gary Payton 811

Hakeem Olajuwon 245
Gary Payton 216

Hakeem Olajuwon 472
Gary Payton 32

Hakeem Olajuwon 145
Gary Payton 154

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .528
Gary Payton .441

3-Point Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .222
Gary Payton .315

Free Throw Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .719
Gary Payton .706

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)
Gary Payton 25.8
(2000)

Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)
Gary Payton 8.6
(2002)

Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)
Gary Payton 8.7
(2003)

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)
Gary Payton 2.2
(1997)

Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)
Gary Payton 0.4
(2002)