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John Havlicek vs. Michael Jordan Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Michael Jordan and John Havlicek 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
John Havlicek:
1963 to 1978
Michael Jordan:
1985 to 2003

NBA Championships and Seasons

John Havlicek 8
Michael Jordan 6
John Havlicek 16
Michael Jordan 15
John Havlicek 13
Michael Jordan 13
John Havlicek 13
Michael Jordan 14

Honors and Awards

John Havlicek 0
Michael Jordan 5
John Havlicek 1 *
Michael Jordan 6
John Havlicek 4
Michael Jordan 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
John Havlicek 11
Michael Jordan 11
John Havlicek 5 *
Michael Jordan 9
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
John Havlicek 8
Michael Jordan 9
John Havlicek 0 *
Michael Jordan 1
John Havlicek 0
Michael Jordan 10
John Havlicek 0 *
Michael Jordan 3
John Havlicek 0
Michael Jordan 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.
Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

John Havlicek 20.8
Michael Jordan 30.1

John Havlicek 6.3
Michael Jordan 6.2

John Havlicek 4.8
Michael Jordan 5.3

John Havlicek 1.2
*
Michael Jordan 2.3

John Havlicek 0.3
*
Michael Jordan 0.8

Totals Stats

John Havlicek 26,395
Michael Jordan 32,292

John Havlicek 8,007
Michael Jordan 6,672

John Havlicek 6,114
Michael Jordan 5,633

John Havlicek 476
*
Michael Jordan 2,514

John Havlicek 117
*
Michael Jordan 893

John Havlicek 1,270
Michael Jordan 1,072

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
John Havlicek .439
Michael Jordan .497

3-Point Percentage
John Havlicek -
n/a **
Michael Jordan .327

Free Throw Percentage
John Havlicek .815
Michael Jordan .835

Best Season (no game minimum)

John Havlicek 28.9
(1971)
Michael Jordan 37.1
(1987)

John Havlicek 9.0
(1971)
Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)

John Havlicek 7.5
(1971)
Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)

John Havlicek 1.3
(1975)
*
Michael Jordan 3.2
(1988)

John Havlicek 0.4
(1974)
*
Michael Jordan 1.6
(1988)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

John Havlicek 22.0
Michael Jordan 33.4

John Havlicek 6.9
Michael Jordan 6.4

John Havlicek 4.8
Michael Jordan 5.7

John Havlicek 1.1
*
Michael Jordan 2.1

John Havlicek 0.3
*
Michael Jordan 0.9

Totals Stats

John Havlicek 3,776
Michael Jordan 5,987

John Havlicek 1,186
Michael Jordan 1,152

John Havlicek 825
Michael Jordan 1,022

John Havlicek 60
*
Michael Jordan 376

John Havlicek 16
*
Michael Jordan 158

John Havlicek 172
Michael Jordan 179

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
John Havlicek .436
Michael Jordan .487

3-Point Percentage
John Havlicek -
n/a **
Michael Jordan .332

Free Throw Percentage
John Havlicek .836
Michael Jordan .828

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

John Havlicek 27.4
(1967)
Michael Jordan 43.7
(1986)

John Havlicek 9.9
(1969)
Michael Jordan 7.9
(1997)

John Havlicek 7.5
(1968)
Michael Jordan 8.5
(1985)

John Havlicek 1.5
(1975)
*
Michael Jordan 2.8
(1990)

John Havlicek 0.4
(1977)
*
Michael Jordan 2.3
(1987)

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, this player has no data for the stat.
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