Kevin McHale vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Kevin McHale 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
Kevin McHale:
1981 to 1993
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Kevin McHale 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Kevin McHale 13
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Kevin McHale 13
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Kevin McHale 7
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Kevin McHale 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Kevin McHale 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Kevin McHale 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Kevin McHale 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Kevin McHale 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Kevin McHale 6
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Kevin McHale 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Kevin McHale 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Kevin McHale 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
* Notes: Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Kevin McHale 17.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Kevin McHale 7.3
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Kevin McHale 1.7
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Kevin McHale 0.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Kevin McHale 1.7
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Kevin McHale 17,335
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Kevin McHale 7,122
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Kevin McHale 1,670
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Kevin McHale 344
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Kevin McHale 1,690
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Kevin McHale 971
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Kevin McHale .554
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Kevin McHale .261
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Kevin McHale .798
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Kevin McHale 26.1
(1987)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Kevin McHale 9.9
(1987)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Kevin McHale 2.7
(1988)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Kevin McHale 0.5
(1987)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Kevin McHale 2.3
(1983)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Kevin McHale 18.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Kevin McHale 7.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Kevin McHale 1.6
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Kevin McHale 0.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Kevin McHale 1.7
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Kevin McHale 3,182
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Kevin McHale 1,253
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Kevin McHale 274
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Kevin McHale 65
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Kevin McHale 281
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Kevin McHale 169
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Kevin McHale .561
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Kevin McHale .381
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Kevin McHale .788
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Kevin McHale 25.4
(1988)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Kevin McHale 9.9
(1985)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Kevin McHale 3.0
(1989)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Kevin McHale 0.6
(1985)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Kevin McHale 2.4
(1986)
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)