George Gervin vs. Shaquille O'Neal Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal and George Gervin 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? These 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
George Gervin:
1977 to 1986
Shaquille O'Neal:
1993 to 2011

NBA Championships and Seasons

George Gervin 0
Shaquille O'Neal 4
George Gervin 10
Shaquille O'Neal 19
George Gervin 9
Shaquille O'Neal 17
George Gervin 9
Shaquille O'Neal 15
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Honors and Awards

George Gervin 0
Shaquille O'Neal 1
George Gervin 0
Shaquille O'Neal 3
George Gervin 5
Shaquille O'Neal 8
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
George Gervin 7
Shaquille O'Neal 14
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
George Gervin 0
Shaquille O'Neal 3
George Gervin 4
Shaquille O'Neal 2
George Gervin 0
Shaquille O'Neal 1

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

George Gervin 26.2
Shaquille O'Neal 23.7

George Gervin 4.6
Shaquille O'Neal 10.9

George Gervin 2.8
Shaquille O'Neal 2.5

George Gervin 1.2
Shaquille O'Neal 0.6

George Gervin 0.8
Shaquille O'Neal 2.3

Totals Stats

George Gervin 20,708
Shaquille O'Neal 28,596

George Gervin 3,607
Shaquille O'Neal 13,099

George Gervin 2,214
Shaquille O'Neal 3,026

George Gervin 941
Shaquille O'Neal 739

George Gervin 670
Shaquille O'Neal 2,732

George Gervin 791
Shaquille O'Neal 1,207

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
George Gervin .511
Shaquille O'Neal .582

3-Point Percentage
George Gervin .297
*
Shaquille O'Neal .045

Free Throw Percentage
George Gervin .844
Shaquille O'Neal .527

Best Season (no game minimum)

George Gervin 33.1
(1980)
Shaquille O'Neal 29.7
(2000)

George Gervin 5.5
(1977)
Shaquille O'Neal 13.9
(1993)

George Gervin 3.7
(1978)
Shaquille O'Neal 3.8
(2000)

George Gervin 1.7
(1979)
Shaquille O'Neal 0.9
(1994)

George Gervin 1.3
(1978)
Shaquille O'Neal 3.5
(1993)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

George Gervin 27.0
Shaquille O'Neal 24.3

George Gervin 5.8
Shaquille O'Neal 11.6

George Gervin 3.2
Shaquille O'Neal 2.7

George Gervin 1.2
Shaquille O'Neal 0.5

George Gervin 0.9
Shaquille O'Neal 2.1

Totals Stats

George Gervin 1,592
Shaquille O'Neal 5,250

George Gervin 341
Shaquille O'Neal 2,508

George Gervin 186
Shaquille O'Neal 582

George Gervin 69
Shaquille O'Neal 117

George Gervin 52
Shaquille O'Neal 459

George Gervin 59
Shaquille O'Neal 216

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
George Gervin .508
Shaquille O'Neal .563

3-Point Percentage
George Gervin .000
*
Shaquille O'Neal -

Free Throw Percentage
George Gervin .821
Shaquille O'Neal .504

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

George Gervin 33.3
(1980)
Shaquille O'Neal 30.7
(2000)

George Gervin 7.3
(1982)
Shaquille O'Neal 15.4
(2001)

George Gervin 4.6
(1982)
Shaquille O'Neal 4.6
(1996)

George Gervin 1.9
(1979)
Shaquille O'Neal 1.0
(2008)

George Gervin 2.7
(1978)
Shaquille O'Neal 3.0
(1994)

Notes: * Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
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