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.

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 2015-16
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
1970 to 1989
Wilt Chamberlain:
1960 to 1973

NBA Championships and Seasons

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 6
Wilt Chamberlain 2
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 20
Wilt Chamberlain 14
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 18
Wilt Chamberlain 13
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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 0.9
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2.6
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,160
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3,189
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,560
Wilt Chamberlain 1,045

Percentages

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

3-Point Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .056
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .721
Wilt Chamberlain .511

Best Season (no game minimum)

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)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1.7
(1978)
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 4.1
(1976)
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1.0
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2.4
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 189
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 476
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 237
Wilt Chamberlain 160

Percentages

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

3-Point Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .000
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .740
Wilt Chamberlain .465

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

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)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1.7
(1977)
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 4.1
(1979)
*
Wilt Chamberlain -

n/a **
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.
** Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74, this player has no data for the stat.
Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.