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George Mikan vs. Jerry West Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Jerry West and George Mikan 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
George Mikan:
1949 to 1956
Jerry West:
1961 to 1974

NBA Championships and Seasons

George Mikan 5
Jerry West 1
George Mikan 7
Jerry West 14
George Mikan 7
Jerry West 13
George Mikan 4
Jerry West 14

Honors and Awards

George Mikan 0 *
Jerry West 1
*
George Mikan 6
Jerry West 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
George Mikan 6
Jerry West 12
George Mikan 0 *
Jerry West 4
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
George Mikan 0
Jerry West 5
George Mikan 3
Jerry West 1
George Mikan 1 *
Jerry West 0
George Mikan 0
Jerry West 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
Rebounds started to be recorded in 1950-51.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

George Mikan 23.1
Jerry West 27.0

George Mikan 13.4
*
Jerry West 5.8

George Mikan 2.8
Jerry West 6.7

George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 2.6

*
George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 0.7

*

Totals Stats

George Mikan 10,156
Jerry West 25,192

George Mikan 4,167
*
Jerry West 5,366

George Mikan 1,245
Jerry West 6,238

George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 81

*
George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 23

*
George Mikan 439
Jerry West 932

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
George Mikan .404
Jerry West .474

3-Point Percentage
George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
George Mikan .782
Jerry West .814

Best Season (no game minimum)

George Mikan 28.4
(1951)
Jerry West 31.3
(1966)

George Mikan 14.4
(1953)
*
Jerry West 7.9
(1962)

George Mikan 3.6
(1949)
Jerry West 9.7
(1972)

George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 2.6
(1974)

*
George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 0.7
(1974)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

George Mikan 24.0
Jerry West 29.1

George Mikan 13.9
*
Jerry West 5.6

George Mikan 2.2
Jerry West 6.3

George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 0.0

*
George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 0.0

*

Totals Stats

George Mikan 1,680
Jerry West 4,457

George Mikan 665
*
Jerry West 855

George Mikan 155
Jerry West 970

George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 0

*
George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 0

*
George Mikan 70
Jerry West 153

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
George Mikan .404
Jerry West .469

3-Point Percentage
George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
George Mikan .786
Jerry West .805

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

George Mikan 31.3
(1950)
Jerry West 40.6
(1965)

George Mikan 15.9
(1952)
*
Jerry West 8.7
(1961)

George Mikan 3.0
(1950)
Jerry West 8.9
(1972)

George Mikan -
n/a **
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

*
George Mikan -
n/a **
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.
Rebounds started to be recorded in 1950-51. 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.
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