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 2015-16
Wilt Chamberlain:
1960 to 1973
LeBron James:
2004 to 2016

NBA Championships and Seasons

Wilt Chamberlain 2
LeBron James 3
Wilt Chamberlain 14
LeBron James 13
Wilt Chamberlain 13
LeBron James 11
Wilt Chamberlain 13
LeBron James 12

Honors and Awards

Wilt Chamberlain 4
LeBron James 4
Wilt Chamberlain 1 *
LeBron James 3
Wilt Chamberlain 7
LeBron James 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Wilt Chamberlain 10
LeBron James 12
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 27.2

Wilt Chamberlain 22.9
LeBron James 7.2

Wilt Chamberlain 4.4
LeBron James 6.9

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1.7

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 0.8

Totals Stats

Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
LeBron James 26,833

Wilt Chamberlain 23,924
LeBron James 7,067

Wilt Chamberlain 4,643
LeBron James 6,816

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1,657

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 773

Wilt Chamberlain 1,045
LeBron James 987

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .540
LeBron James .498

3-Point Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James .340

Free Throw Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .511
LeBron James .744

Best Season (no game minimum)

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)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 2.2
(2005)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1.1
(2009)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Wilt Chamberlain 22.5
LeBron James 28.0

Wilt Chamberlain 24.5
LeBron James 8.8

Wilt Chamberlain 4.2
LeBron James 6.8

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1.8

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 0.9

Totals Stats

Wilt Chamberlain 3,607
LeBron James 5,572

Wilt Chamberlain 3,913
LeBron James 1,758

Wilt Chamberlain 673
LeBron James 1,348

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 354

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 186

Wilt Chamberlain 160
LeBron James 199

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .522
LeBron James .478

3-Point Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James .321

Free Throw Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .465
LeBron James .746

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

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)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 2.3
(2016)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1.8
(2010)

Notes: ** 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.