John Havlicek vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and John Havlicek 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
John Havlicek:
1963 to 1978
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

John Havlicek 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
John Havlicek 16
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
John Havlicek 13
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
John Havlicek 13
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

John Havlicek 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
John Havlicek 1 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
John Havlicek 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
John Havlicek 11
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
John Havlicek 5 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
John Havlicek 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
John Havlicek 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
John Havlicek 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
John Havlicek 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
* Notes: 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

John Havlicek 20.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

John Havlicek 6.3
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

John Havlicek 4.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

John Havlicek 1.2
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

John Havlicek 0.3
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

John Havlicek 26,395
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

John Havlicek 8,007
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

John Havlicek 6,114
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

John Havlicek 476
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

John Havlicek 117
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

John Havlicek 1,270
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
John Havlicek .439
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
John Havlicek -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
John Havlicek .815
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

John Havlicek 28.9
(1971)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

John Havlicek 9.0
(1971)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

John Havlicek 7.5
(1971)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

John Havlicek 1.3
(1975)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

John Havlicek 0.4
(1974)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

John Havlicek 22.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

John Havlicek 6.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

John Havlicek 4.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

John Havlicek 1.1
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

John Havlicek 0.3
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

John Havlicek 3,776
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

John Havlicek 1,186
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

John Havlicek 825
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

John Havlicek 60
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

John Havlicek 16
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

John Havlicek 172
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
John Havlicek .436
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
John Havlicek -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
John Havlicek .836
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

John Havlicek 27.4
(1967)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

John Havlicek 9.9
(1969)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

John Havlicek 7.5
(1968)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

John Havlicek 1.5
(1975)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

John Havlicek 0.4
(1977)
*
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, this player has no data for the stat.