Larry Bird vs. LeBron James Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars LeBron James and Larry Bird 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
2016-17
Larry Bird:
1980 to 1992
LeBron James:
2004 to 2017

NBA Championships and Seasons

Larry Bird 3
LeBron James 3
Larry Bird 13
LeBron James 14
Larry Bird 12
LeBron James 11
Larry Bird 12
LeBron James 13

Honors and Awards

Larry Bird 3
LeBron James 4
Larry Bird 2
LeBron James 3
Larry Bird 9
LeBron James 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 10
LeBron James 12
Larry Bird 0
LeBron James 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 3
LeBron James 6
Larry Bird 0
LeBron James 1
Larry Bird 1
LeBron James 1

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 24.3
LeBron James 27.1

Larry Bird 10.0
LeBron James 7.2

Larry Bird 6.3
LeBron James 7.0

Larry Bird 1.7
LeBron James 1.7

Larry Bird 0.8
LeBron James 0.8

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 21,791
LeBron James 28,573

Larry Bird 8,974
LeBron James 7,628

Larry Bird 5,695
LeBron James 7,402

Larry Bird 1,556
LeBron James 1,740

Larry Bird 755
LeBron James 812

Larry Bird 897
LeBron James 1,054

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .496
LeBron James .500

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .376
LeBron James .342

Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .886
LeBron James .740

Best Season (no game minimum)

Larry Bird 29.9
(1988)
LeBron James 31.4
(2006)

Larry Bird 11.0
(1983)
LeBron James 8.4
(2017)

Larry Bird 7.6
(1987)
LeBron James 8.8
(2017)

Larry Bird 2.0
(1986)
LeBron James 2.2
(2005)

Larry Bird 1.2
(1985)
LeBron James 1.1
(2009)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 23.8
LeBron James 28.0

Larry Bird 10.3
LeBron James 8.8

Larry Bird 6.5
LeBron James 6.8

Larry Bird 1.8
LeBron James 1.8

Larry Bird 0.9
LeBron James 0.9

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 3,897
LeBron James 5,572

Larry Bird 1,683
LeBron James 1,758

Larry Bird 1,062
LeBron James 1,348

Larry Bird 296
LeBron James 354

Larry Bird 145
LeBron James 186

Larry Bird 164
LeBron James 199

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .472
LeBron James .478

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .321
LeBron James .321

Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .890
LeBron James .746

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Larry Bird 27.5
(1984)
LeBron James 35.3
(2009)

Larry Bird 14.0
(1981)
LeBron James 11.3
(2015)

Larry Bird 8.8
(1990)
LeBron James 8.5
(2015)

Larry Bird 2.3
(1984)
LeBron James 2.3
(2016)

Larry Bird 1.4
(1982)
LeBron James 1.8
(2010)