Yao Ming vs. Hakeem Olajuwon Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming 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 Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2017-18
Yao Ming:
2003 to 2011
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002

NBA Championships and Seasons

Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Yao Ming 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
Yao Ming 4
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Yao Ming 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 12

Honors and Awards

Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 1
Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Yao Ming 5
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
Yao Ming 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 3

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Yao Ming 19.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8

Yao Ming 9.2
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1

Yao Ming 1.6
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5

Yao Ming 0.4
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Yao Ming 1.9
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1

Totals Stats

Yao Ming 9,247
Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

Yao Ming 4,494
Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748

Yao Ming 769
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058

Yao Ming 189
Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162

Yao Ming 920
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830

Yao Ming 486
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Yao Ming .524
Hakeem Olajuwon .512

3-Point Percentage
Yao Ming .200
Hakeem Olajuwon .202

Free Throw Percentage
Yao Ming .833
Hakeem Olajuwon .712

Best Season (no game minimum)

Yao Ming 25.0
(2007)
Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)

Yao Ming 10.8
(2008)
Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)

Yao Ming 2.3
(2008)
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)

Yao Ming 0.5
(2006)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)

Yao Ming 2.0
(2008)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Yao Ming 19.8
Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9

Yao Ming 9.3
Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2

Yao Ming 1.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2

Yao Ming 0.3
Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7

Yao Ming 1.5
Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3

Totals Stats

Yao Ming 555
Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755

Yao Ming 261
Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621

Yao Ming 29
Hakeem Olajuwon 458

Yao Ming 9
Hakeem Olajuwon 245

Yao Ming 42
Hakeem Olajuwon 472

Yao Ming 28
Hakeem Olajuwon 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Yao Ming .519
Hakeem Olajuwon .528

3-Point Percentage
Yao Ming -
Hakeem Olajuwon .222

Free Throw Percentage
Yao Ming .833
Hakeem Olajuwon .719

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Yao Ming 25.1
(2007)
Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)

Yao Ming 10.9
(2009)
Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)

Yao Ming 1.8
(2004)
Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)

Yao Ming 0.4
(2009)
Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)

Yao Ming 2.7
(2005)
Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)