Spencer Haywood vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Spencer Haywood 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
Spencer Haywood:
1971 to 1983
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Spencer Haywood 1
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Spencer Haywood 12
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Spencer Haywood 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Spencer Haywood 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Spencer Haywood 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Spencer Haywood 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Spencer Haywood 2
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Spencer Haywood 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Spencer Haywood 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Spencer Haywood 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Spencer Haywood 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Spencer Haywood 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Spencer Haywood 0 *
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
* 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

Spencer Haywood 19.2
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Spencer Haywood 9.3
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Spencer Haywood 1.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Spencer Haywood 0.6
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 14,592
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Spencer Haywood 7,038
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Spencer Haywood 1,351
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Spencer Haywood 355
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Spencer Haywood 629
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Spencer Haywood 760
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .465
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .125
*
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .800
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 29.2
(1973)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Spencer Haywood 13.4
(1974)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Spencer Haywood 3.2
(1974)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Spencer Haywood 0.9
(1974)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Spencer Haywood 1.6
(1975)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 13.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Spencer Haywood 5.7
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Spencer Haywood 1.2
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Spencer Haywood 0.4
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 441
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Spencer Haywood 188
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Spencer Haywood 41
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Spencer Haywood 13
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Spencer Haywood 36
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Spencer Haywood 33
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .448
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .000
*
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .789
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 20.0
(1982)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Spencer Haywood 9.0
(1975)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1978)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Spencer Haywood 0.8
(1975)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1982)
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)

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.