Larry Bird vs. Penny Hardaway Comparison

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

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2017-18
Larry Bird:
1980 to 1992
Penny Hardaway:
1994 to 2008

NBA Championships and Seasons

Larry Bird 3
Penny Hardaway 0
Larry Bird 13
Penny Hardaway 14
Larry Bird 12
Penny Hardaway 8
Larry Bird 12
Penny Hardaway 4

Honors and Awards

Larry Bird 3
Penny Hardaway 0
Larry Bird 2
Penny Hardaway 0
Larry Bird 9
Penny Hardaway 2
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 10
Penny Hardaway 3
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 3
Penny Hardaway 0
Larry Bird 1
Penny Hardaway 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 24.3
Penny Hardaway 15.2

Larry Bird 10.0
Penny Hardaway 4.5

Larry Bird 6.3
Penny Hardaway 5.0

Larry Bird 1.7
Penny Hardaway 1.6

Larry Bird 0.8
Penny Hardaway 0.4

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 21,791
Penny Hardaway 10,684

Larry Bird 8,974
Penny Hardaway 3,146

Larry Bird 5,695
Penny Hardaway 3,525

Larry Bird 1,556
Penny Hardaway 1,125

Larry Bird 755
Penny Hardaway 312

Larry Bird 897
Penny Hardaway 704

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .496
Penny Hardaway .458

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .376
Penny Hardaway .316

Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .886
Penny Hardaway .774

Best Season (no game minimum)

Larry Bird 29.9
(1988)
Penny Hardaway 21.7
(1996)

Larry Bird 11.0
(1983)
Penny Hardaway 5.8
(2000)

Larry Bird 7.6
(1987)
Penny Hardaway 7.2
(1995)

Larry Bird 2.0
(1986)
Penny Hardaway 2.3
(1994)

Larry Bird 1.2
(1985)
Penny Hardaway 0.8
(1998)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 23.8
Penny Hardaway 20.4

Larry Bird 10.3
Penny Hardaway 4.7

Larry Bird 6.5
Penny Hardaway 6.2

Larry Bird 1.8
Penny Hardaway 1.9

Larry Bird 0.9
Penny Hardaway 0.8

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 3,897
Penny Hardaway 1,304

Larry Bird 1,683
Penny Hardaway 303

Larry Bird 1,062
Penny Hardaway 394

Larry Bird 296
Penny Hardaway 119

Larry Bird 145
Penny Hardaway 48

Larry Bird 164
Penny Hardaway 64

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .472
Penny Hardaway .448

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .321
Penny Hardaway .380

Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .890
Penny Hardaway .746

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Larry Bird 27.5
(1984)
Penny Hardaway 31.0
(1997)

Larry Bird 14.0
(1981)
Penny Hardaway 6.7
(1994)

Larry Bird 8.8
(1990)
Penny Hardaway 7.7
(1995)

Larry Bird 2.3
(1984)
Penny Hardaway 2.4
(1997)

Larry Bird 1.4
(1982)
Penny Hardaway 2.0
(1994)