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Hakeem Olajuwon vs. David Thompson Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars David Thompson and Hakeem Olajuwon 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 Career Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2019-20
Hakeem Olajuwon:
1985 to 2002
David Thompson:
1977 to 1984

NBA Championships and Seasons

Hakeem Olajuwon 2
David Thompson 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 18
David Thompson 8
Hakeem Olajuwon 15
David Thompson 5
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
David Thompson 4

Honors and Awards

Hakeem Olajuwon 1
David Thompson 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
David Thompson 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 6
David Thompson 2
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Hakeem Olajuwon 12
David Thompson 2
Hakeem Olajuwon 5
David Thompson 0
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Hakeem Olajuwon 9
David Thompson 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
David Thompson 0
*
Hakeem Olajuwon 2
David Thompson 0
Hakeem Olajuwon 3
David Thompson 0
* Notes: Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Hakeem Olajuwon 21.8
David Thompson 22.1

Hakeem Olajuwon 11.1
David Thompson 3.8

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
David Thompson 3.2

Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7
David Thompson 0.9

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.1
David Thompson 0.8

Totals Stats

Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
David Thompson 11,264

Hakeem Olajuwon 13,748
David Thompson 1,921

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,058
David Thompson 1,631

Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162
David Thompson 459

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,830
David Thompson 407

Hakeem Olajuwon 1,238
David Thompson 509

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .512
David Thompson .504

3-Point Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .202
David Thompson .277

*
Free Throw Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .712
David Thompson .778

Best Season (no game minimum)

Hakeem Olajuwon 27.8
(1995)
David Thompson 27.2
(1978)

Hakeem Olajuwon 14.0
(1990)
David Thompson 4.9
(1978)

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.6
(1994)
David Thompson 4.5
(1978)

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.6
(1989)
David Thompson 1.4
(1977)

Hakeem Olajuwon 4.6
(1990)
David Thompson 1.2
(1978)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Hakeem Olajuwon 25.9
David Thompson 22.9

Hakeem Olajuwon 11.2
David Thompson 4.3

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.2
David Thompson 3.7

Hakeem Olajuwon 1.7
David Thompson 0.9

Hakeem Olajuwon 3.3
David Thompson 1.0

Totals Stats

Hakeem Olajuwon 3,755
David Thompson 619

Hakeem Olajuwon 1,621
David Thompson 115

Hakeem Olajuwon 458
David Thompson 101

Hakeem Olajuwon 245
David Thompson 24

Hakeem Olajuwon 472
David Thompson 27

Hakeem Olajuwon 145
David Thompson 27

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .528
David Thompson .462

3-Point Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .222
David Thompson .333

*
Free Throw Percentage
Hakeem Olajuwon .719
David Thompson .745

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
(1988)
David Thompson 28.0
(1979)

Hakeem Olajuwon 16.8
(1988)
David Thompson 7.0
(1979)

Hakeem Olajuwon 4.8
(1993)
David Thompson 4.0
(1979)

Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
(1990)
David Thompson 1.5
(1977)

Hakeem Olajuwon 5.8
(1990)
David Thompson 1.6
(1978)

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