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Bernard King vs. Jerry West Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Jerry West and Bernard King that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

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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 Career Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2019-20
Bernard King:
1978 to 1993
Jerry West:
1961 to 1974

NBA Championships and Seasons

Bernard King 0
Jerry West 1
Bernard King 14
Jerry West 14
Bernard King 5
Jerry West 13
Bernard King 4
Jerry West 14

Honors and Awards

Bernard King 0
Jerry West 1
*
Bernard King 2
Jerry West 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Bernard King 4
Jerry West 12
Bernard King 0
Jerry West 4
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Bernard King 0
Jerry West 5
Bernard King 1
Jerry West 1
Bernard King 0
Jerry West 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Bernard King 22.5
Jerry West 27.0

Bernard King 5.8
Jerry West 5.8

Bernard King 3.3
Jerry West 6.7

Bernard King 1.0
Jerry West 2.6

*
Bernard King 0.3
Jerry West 0.7

*

Totals Stats

Bernard King 19,655
Jerry West 25,192

Bernard King 5,060
Jerry West 5,366

Bernard King 2,863
Jerry West 6,238

Bernard King 866
Jerry West 81

*
Bernard King 230
Jerry West 23

*
Bernard King 874
Jerry West 932

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Bernard King .518
Jerry West .474

3-Point Percentage
Bernard King .172
*
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Bernard King .730
Jerry West .814

Best Season (no game minimum)

Bernard King 32.9
(1985)
Jerry West 31.3
(1966)

Bernard King 9.5
(1978)
Jerry West 7.9
(1962)

Bernard King 4.6
(1990)
Jerry West 9.7
(1972)

Bernard King 1.5
(1978)
Jerry West 2.6
(1974)

*
Bernard King 0.5
(1979)
Jerry West 0.7
(1974)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Bernard King 24.5
Jerry West 29.1

Bernard King 4.3
Jerry West 5.6

Bernard King 2.3
Jerry West 6.3

Bernard King 0.9
Jerry West 0.0

*
Bernard King 0.2
Jerry West 0.0

*

Totals Stats

Bernard King 687
Jerry West 4,457

Bernard King 121
Jerry West 855

Bernard King 65
Jerry West 970

Bernard King 24
Jerry West 0

*
Bernard King 6
Jerry West 0

*
Bernard King 28
Jerry West 153

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Bernard King .559
Jerry West .469

3-Point Percentage
Bernard King .250
*
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Bernard King .729
Jerry West .805

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Bernard King 34.8
(1984)
Jerry West 40.6
(1965)

Bernard King 6.2
(1984)
Jerry West 8.7
(1961)

Bernard King 3.5
(1979)
Jerry West 8.9
(1972)

Bernard King 2.0
(1979)
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

*
Bernard King 0.5
(1984)
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

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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.
** Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.
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