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Julius Erving vs. Penny Hardaway Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Julius Erving 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 Career Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2018-19
Julius Erving:
1977 to 1987
Penny Hardaway:
1994 to 2008

NBA Championships and Seasons

Julius Erving 1
Penny Hardaway 0
Julius Erving 11
Penny Hardaway 14
Julius Erving 11
Penny Hardaway 8
Julius Erving 11
Penny Hardaway 4

Honors and Awards

Julius Erving 1
Penny Hardaway 0
Julius Erving 5
Penny Hardaway 2
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Julius Erving 7
Penny Hardaway 3

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Julius Erving 22.0
Penny Hardaway 15.2

Julius Erving 6.7
Penny Hardaway 4.5

Julius Erving 3.9
Penny Hardaway 5.0

Julius Erving 1.8
Penny Hardaway 1.6

Julius Erving 1.5
Penny Hardaway 0.4

Totals Stats

Julius Erving 18,364
Penny Hardaway 10,684

Julius Erving 5,601
Penny Hardaway 3,146

Julius Erving 3,224
Penny Hardaway 3,525

Julius Erving 1,508
Penny Hardaway 1,125

Julius Erving 1,293
Penny Hardaway 312

Julius Erving 836
Penny Hardaway 704

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Julius Erving .507
Penny Hardaway .458

3-Point Percentage
Julius Erving .261
*
Penny Hardaway .316

Free Throw Percentage
Julius Erving .777
Penny Hardaway .774

Best Season (no game minimum)

Julius Erving 26.9
(1980)
Penny Hardaway 21.7
(1996)

Julius Erving 8.5
(1977)
Penny Hardaway 5.8
(2000)

Julius Erving 4.6
(1979)
Penny Hardaway 7.2
(1995)

Julius Erving 2.2
(1980)
Penny Hardaway 2.3
(1994)

Julius Erving 1.8
(1983)
Penny Hardaway 0.8
(1998)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Julius Erving 21.9
Penny Hardaway 20.4

Julius Erving 7.0
Penny Hardaway 4.7

Julius Erving 4.2
Penny Hardaway 6.2

Julius Erving 1.7
Penny Hardaway 1.9

Julius Erving 1.7
Penny Hardaway 0.8

Totals Stats

Julius Erving 3,088
Penny Hardaway 1,304

Julius Erving 994
Penny Hardaway 303

Julius Erving 594
Penny Hardaway 394

Julius Erving 235
Penny Hardaway 119

Julius Erving 239
Penny Hardaway 48

Julius Erving 141
Penny Hardaway 64

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Julius Erving .486
Penny Hardaway .448

3-Point Percentage
Julius Erving .194
*
Penny Hardaway .380

Free Throw Percentage
Julius Erving .779
Penny Hardaway .746

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Julius Erving 27.3
(1977)
Penny Hardaway 31.0
(1997)

Julius Erving 9.7
(1978)
Penny Hardaway 6.7
(1994)

Julius Erving 5.9
(1979)
Penny Hardaway 7.7
(1995)

Julius Erving 2.2
(1977)
Penny Hardaway 2.4
(1997)

Julius Erving 2.6
(1981)
Penny Hardaway 2.0
(1994)

Notes: * Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
 
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