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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs. Wilt Chamberlain Comparison:

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

Star Comparison
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs. Wilt Chamberlain


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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs. Wilt Chamberlain
1946-47 NBA Timeline 2014-15
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 1970 to 1989
Wilt Chamberlain: 1960 to 1973
 

NBA Championships and Seasons

NBA Championships
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 6
Wilt Chamberlain 2
NBA Seasons
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 20
Wilt Chamberlain 14
Playoffs Played
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 18
Wilt Chamberlain 13
All-Star Games
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 19
Wilt Chamberlain 13

Honors and Awards

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 6
Wilt Chamberlain 4
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2
Wilt Chamberlain 1 *
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 10
Wilt Chamberlain 7
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 15
Wilt Chamberlain 10
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5
Wilt Chamberlain 2 *
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 11
Wilt Chamberlain 2
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2
Wilt Chamberlain 7
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1
Wilt Chamberlain 11
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 0
Wilt Chamberlain 1
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 4 *
Wilt Chamberlain 0 *
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1
Wilt Chamberlain 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.
 

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 24.6  
Wilt Chamberlain 30.1  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 11.2  
Wilt Chamberlain 22.9  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3.6  
Wilt Chamberlain 4.4  

Totals Stats

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387  
Wilt Chamberlain 31,419  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 17,440  
Wilt Chamberlain 23,924  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5,660  
Wilt Chamberlain 4,643  

Total Games
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,560  
Wilt Chamberlain 1,045  

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .559  
Wilt Chamberlain .540  

Free Throw Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .721  
Wilt Chamberlain .511  

Best Season

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 34.8  
(1972)
Wilt Chamberlain 50.4  
(1962)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 16.9  
(1976)
Wilt Chamberlain 27.2  
(1961)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5.4  
(1979)
Wilt Chamberlain 8.6  
(1968)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 24.3  
Wilt Chamberlain 22.5  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 10.5  
Wilt Chamberlain 24.5  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3.2  
Wilt Chamberlain 4.2  

Totals Stats

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5,762  
Wilt Chamberlain 3,607  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2,481  
Wilt Chamberlain 3,913  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 767  
Wilt Chamberlain 673  

Total Games
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 237  
Wilt Chamberlain 160  

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .533  
Wilt Chamberlain .522  

Free Throw Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .740  
Wilt Chamberlain .465  

Best Playoffs

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 35.2  
(1970)
Wilt Chamberlain 37.0  
(1961)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 18.2  
(1972)
Wilt Chamberlain 30.2  
(1966)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5.1  
(1972)
Wilt Chamberlain 9.0  
(1967)

Notes: - Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74, they are not compared here.
- Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, they are not compared here.
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