Paul Arizin vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Paul Arizin 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
Paul Arizin:
1951 to 1962
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Paul Arizin 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Paul Arizin 10
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Paul Arizin 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Paul Arizin 10
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Paul Arizin 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Paul Arizin 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Paul Arizin 3
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Paul Arizin 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Paul Arizin 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Paul Arizin 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Paul Arizin 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Paul Arizin 2
Hakeem Olajuwon 0
Paul Arizin 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Paul Arizin 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
* Notes: Season MVP is awarded since 1955-56.
Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
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

Paul Arizin 22.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Paul Arizin 8.6
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Paul Arizin 2.3
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Paul Arizin 16,266
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Paul Arizin 6,129
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Paul Arizin 1,665
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Paul Arizin 713
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Paul Arizin .421
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Paul Arizin .810
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Paul Arizin 26.4
(1959)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Paul Arizin 11.3
(1952)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Paul Arizin 2.9
(1955)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Paul Arizin 24.2
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Paul Arizin 8.2
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Paul Arizin 2.6
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Paul Arizin 1,186
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Paul Arizin 404
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Paul Arizin 128
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Paul Arizin 49
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Paul Arizin .411
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Paul Arizin .829
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Paul Arizin 28.9
(1956)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Paul Arizin 12.7
(1952)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Paul Arizin 4.0
(1961)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Paul Arizin -
n/a **
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)

Notes: ** Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74, this player has no data for the stat.
Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.