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Michael Jordan vs. Bob Lanier Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Bob Lanier and Michael Jordan 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
Michael Jordan:
1985 to 2003
Bob Lanier:
1971 to 1984

NBA Championships and Seasons

Michael Jordan 6
Bob Lanier 0
Michael Jordan 15
Bob Lanier 14
Michael Jordan 13
Bob Lanier 9
Michael Jordan 14
Bob Lanier 8

Honors and Awards

Michael Jordan 5
Bob Lanier 0
Michael Jordan 6
Bob Lanier 0
Michael Jordan 10
Bob Lanier 0
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Michael Jordan 11
Bob Lanier 0
Michael Jordan 9
Bob Lanier 0
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Michael Jordan 9
Bob Lanier 0
Michael Jordan 1
Bob Lanier 0
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Michael Jordan 10
Bob Lanier 0
Michael Jordan 3
Bob Lanier 0
*
Michael Jordan 1
Bob Lanier 0
* Notes: Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.
Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Michael Jordan 30.1
Bob Lanier 20.1

Michael Jordan 6.2
Bob Lanier 10.1

Michael Jordan 5.3
Bob Lanier 3.1

Michael Jordan 2.3
Bob Lanier 1.1

*
Michael Jordan 0.8
Bob Lanier 1.5

*

Totals Stats

Michael Jordan 32,292
Bob Lanier 19,248

Michael Jordan 6,672
Bob Lanier 9,698

Michael Jordan 5,633
Bob Lanier 3,007

Michael Jordan 2,514
Bob Lanier 777

*
Michael Jordan 893
Bob Lanier 1,100

*
Michael Jordan 1,072
Bob Lanier 959

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Michael Jordan .497
Bob Lanier .514

3-Point Percentage
Michael Jordan .327
Bob Lanier .154

*
Free Throw Percentage
Michael Jordan .835
Bob Lanier .767

Best Season (no game minimum)

Michael Jordan 37.1
(1987)
Bob Lanier 25.7
(1972)

Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)
Bob Lanier 14.9
(1973)

Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)
Bob Lanier 4.6
(1975)

Michael Jordan 3.2
(1988)
Bob Lanier 1.4
(1974)

*
Michael Jordan 1.6
(1988)
Bob Lanier 3.0
(1974)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Michael Jordan 33.4
Bob Lanier 18.6

Michael Jordan 6.4
Bob Lanier 9.6

Michael Jordan 5.7
Bob Lanier 3.5

Michael Jordan 2.1
Bob Lanier 0.9

*
Michael Jordan 0.9
Bob Lanier 1.5

*

Totals Stats

Michael Jordan 5,987
Bob Lanier 1,244

Michael Jordan 1,152
Bob Lanier 645

Michael Jordan 1,022
Bob Lanier 235

Michael Jordan 376
Bob Lanier 62

*
Michael Jordan 158
Bob Lanier 99

*
Michael Jordan 179
Bob Lanier 67

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Michael Jordan .487
Bob Lanier .532

3-Point Percentage
Michael Jordan .332
Bob Lanier .000

*
Free Throw Percentage
Michael Jordan .828
Bob Lanier .768

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Michael Jordan 43.7
(1986)
Bob Lanier 28.0
(1977)

Michael Jordan 7.9
(1997)
Bob Lanier 16.7
(1977)

Michael Jordan 8.5
(1985)
Bob Lanier 6.3
(1975)

Michael Jordan 2.8
(1990)
Bob Lanier 1.7
(1981)

*
Michael Jordan 2.3
(1987)
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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