Wilt Chamberlain vs. LeBron James Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars LeBron James and Wilt Chamberlain 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

1946-47 NBA Timeline 2014-15
Wilt Chamberlain:
1960 to 1973
LeBron James:
2004 to 2015

NBA Championships and Seasons

NBA Championships
Wilt Chamberlain 2
LeBron James 2
NBA Seasons
Wilt Chamberlain 14
LeBron James 12
Playoffs Played
Wilt Chamberlain 13
LeBron James 10
All-Star Games
Wilt Chamberlain 13
LeBron James 11

Honors and Awards

Wilt Chamberlain 4
LeBron James 4
Wilt Chamberlain 1 *
LeBron James 2
Wilt Chamberlain 7
LeBron James 9
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Wilt Chamberlain 10
LeBron James 11
Wilt Chamberlain 2 *
LeBron James 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Wilt Chamberlain 2
LeBron James 6
Wilt Chamberlain 7
LeBron James 1
Wilt Chamberlain 11
LeBron James 0
Wilt Chamberlain 1
LeBron James 0
Wilt Chamberlain 1
LeBron James 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Wilt Chamberlain 30.1  
LeBron James 27.3  

Wilt Chamberlain 22.9  
LeBron James 7.1  

Wilt Chamberlain 4.4  
LeBron James 6.9  

Totals Stats

Wilt Chamberlain 31,419  
LeBron James 24,913  

Wilt Chamberlain 23,924  
LeBron James 6,502  

Wilt Chamberlain 4,643  
LeBron James 6,302  

Total Games
Wilt Chamberlain 1,045  
LeBron James 911  

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .540  
LeBron James .496  

Free Throw Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .511  
LeBron James .745  

Best Season

Wilt Chamberlain 50.4  
(1962)
LeBron James 31.4  
(2006)

Wilt Chamberlain 27.2  
(1961)
LeBron James 8.0  
(2013)

Wilt Chamberlain 8.6  
(1968)
LeBron James 8.6  
(2010)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Wilt Chamberlain 22.5  
LeBron James 28.2  

Wilt Chamberlain 24.5  
LeBron James 8.8  

Wilt Chamberlain 4.2  
LeBron James 6.7  

Totals Stats

Wilt Chamberlain 3,607  
LeBron James 5,020  

Wilt Chamberlain 3,913  
LeBron James 1,558  

Wilt Chamberlain 673  
LeBron James 1,188  

Total Games
Wilt Chamberlain 160  
LeBron James 178  

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .522  
LeBron James .473  

Free Throw Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .465  
LeBron James .752  

Best Playoffs

Wilt Chamberlain 37.0  
(1961)
LeBron James 35.3  
(2009)

Wilt Chamberlain 30.2  
(1966)
LeBron James 11.3  
(2015)

Wilt Chamberlain 9.0  
(1967)
LeBron James 8.5  
(2015)

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.