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Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson Comparison:

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

Star Comparison
Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson


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

Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson
1946-47 NBA Timeline 2014-15
Larry Bird: 1980 to 1992
Magic Johnson: 1980 to 1996
 

NBA Championships and Seasons

NBA Championships
Larry Bird 3
Magic Johnson 5
NBA Seasons
Larry Bird 13
Magic Johnson 13
Playoffs Played
Larry Bird 12
Magic Johnson 13
All-Star Games
Larry Bird 12
Magic Johnson 12

Honors and Awards

Larry Bird 3
Magic Johnson 3
Larry Bird 2
Magic Johnson 3
Larry Bird 9
Magic Johnson 9
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 10
Magic Johnson 10
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Larry Bird 3
Magic Johnson 0
Larry Bird 0
Magic Johnson 4
Larry Bird 0
Magic Johnson 2
Larry Bird 1
Magic Johnson 0
 

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 24.3  
Magic Johnson 19.5  

Larry Bird 10.0  
Magic Johnson 7.2  

Larry Bird 6.3  
Magic Johnson 11.2  

Larry Bird 1.7  
Magic Johnson 1.9  

Larry Bird 0.8  
Magic Johnson 0.4  

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 21,791  
Magic Johnson 17,707  

Larry Bird 8,974  
Magic Johnson 6,559  

Larry Bird 5,695  
Magic Johnson 10,141  

Larry Bird 1,556  
Magic Johnson 1,724  

Larry Bird 755  
Magic Johnson 374  

Total Games
Larry Bird 897  
Magic Johnson 906  

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .496  
Magic Johnson .520  

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .376  
Magic Johnson .303  

Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .886  
Magic Johnson .848  

Best Season

Larry Bird 29.9  
(1988)
Magic Johnson 23.9  
(1987)

Larry Bird 11.0  
(1983)
Magic Johnson 9.6  
(1982)

Larry Bird 7.6  
(1987)
Magic Johnson 13.1  
(1984)

Larry Bird 2.0  
(1986)
Magic Johnson 3.4  
(1981)

Larry Bird 1.2  
(1985)
Magic Johnson 0.7  
(1984)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Larry Bird 23.8  
Magic Johnson 19.5  

Larry Bird 10.3  
Magic Johnson 7.7  

Larry Bird 6.5  
Magic Johnson 12.3  

Larry Bird 1.8  
Magic Johnson 1.9  

Larry Bird 0.9  
Magic Johnson 0.3  

Totals Stats

Larry Bird 3,897  
Magic Johnson 3,701  

Larry Bird 1,683  
Magic Johnson 1,465  

Larry Bird 1,062  
Magic Johnson 2,346  

Larry Bird 296  
Magic Johnson 358  

Larry Bird 145  
Magic Johnson 64  

Total Games
Larry Bird 164  
Magic Johnson 190  

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Larry Bird .472  
Magic Johnson .506  

3-Point Percentage
Larry Bird .321  
Magic Johnson .241  

Free Throw Percentage
Larry Bird .890  
Magic Johnson .838  

Best Playoff

Larry Bird 27.5  
(1984)
Magic Johnson 25.2  
(1990)

Larry Bird 14.0  
(1981)
Magic Johnson 13.7  
(1981)

Larry Bird 8.8  
(1990)
Magic Johnson 15.2  
(1985)

Larry Bird 2.3  
(1984)
Magic Johnson 3.1  
(1980)

Larry Bird 1.4  
(1982)
Magic Johnson 1.0  
(1981)

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