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LeBron James vs. Bob Lanier Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Bob Lanier and LeBron James 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
2018-19
LeBron James:
2004 to 2018
Bob Lanier:
1971 to 1984

NBA Championships and Seasons

LeBron James 3
Bob Lanier 0
LeBron James 15
Bob Lanier 14
LeBron James 13
Bob Lanier 9
LeBron James 14
Bob Lanier 8

Honors and Awards

LeBron James 4
Bob Lanier 0
LeBron James 3
Bob Lanier 0
LeBron James 12
Bob Lanier 0
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
LeBron James 14
Bob Lanier 0
LeBron James 5
Bob Lanier 0
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
LeBron James 6
Bob Lanier 0
LeBron James 1
Bob Lanier 0
LeBron James 1
Bob Lanier 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

LeBron James 27.2
Bob Lanier 20.1

LeBron James 7.4
Bob Lanier 10.1

LeBron James 7.2
Bob Lanier 3.1

LeBron James 1.6
Bob Lanier 1.1

*
LeBron James 0.8
Bob Lanier 1.5

*

Totals Stats

LeBron James 31,038
Bob Lanier 19,248

LeBron James 8,415
Bob Lanier 9,698

LeBron James 8,208
Bob Lanier 3,007

LeBron James 1,865
Bob Lanier 777

*
LeBron James 888
Bob Lanier 1,100

*
LeBron James 1,143
Bob Lanier 959

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
LeBron James .504
Bob Lanier .514

3-Point Percentage
LeBron James .344
Bob Lanier .154

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Free Throw Percentage
LeBron James .739
Bob Lanier .767

Best Season (no game minimum)

LeBron James 31.4
(2006)
Bob Lanier 25.7
(1972)

LeBron James 8.6
(2018)
Bob Lanier 14.9
(1973)

LeBron James 9.1
(2018)
Bob Lanier 4.6
(1975)

LeBron James 2.2
(2005)
Bob Lanier 1.4
(1974)

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LeBron James 1.1
(2009)
Bob Lanier 3.0
(1974)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

LeBron James 28.9
Bob Lanier 18.6

LeBron James 8.9
Bob Lanier 9.6

LeBron James 7.1
Bob Lanier 3.5

LeBron James 1.8
Bob Lanier 0.9

*
LeBron James 1.0
Bob Lanier 1.5

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Totals Stats

LeBron James 6,911
Bob Lanier 1,244

LeBron James 2,122
Bob Lanier 645

LeBron James 1,687
Bob Lanier 235

LeBron James 419
Bob Lanier 62

*
LeBron James 232
Bob Lanier 99

*
LeBron James 239
Bob Lanier 67

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
LeBron James .491
Bob Lanier .532

3-Point Percentage
LeBron James .332
Bob Lanier .000

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Free Throw Percentage
LeBron James .743
Bob Lanier .768

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

LeBron James 35.3
(2009)
Bob Lanier 28.0
(1977)

LeBron James 11.3
(2015)
Bob Lanier 16.7
(1977)

LeBron James 9.0
(2018)
Bob Lanier 6.3
(1975)

LeBron James 2.3
(2016)
Bob Lanier 1.7
(1981)

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LeBron James 1.8
(2010)
Bob Lanier 4.0
(1975)

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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. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
 
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