Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs. Michael Jordan Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 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
2022-23
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
1970 to 1989
Michael Jordan:
1985 to 2003

NBA Championships and Seasons

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar6
Michael Jordan6
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar20
Michael Jordan15
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar18
Michael Jordan13
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar19
Michael Jordan14

Honors and Awards

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar6
Michael Jordan5
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar2
Michael Jordan6
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar10
Michael Jordan10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar15
Michael Jordan11
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar5
Michael Jordan9
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar11
Michael Jordan9
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar0 *
Michael Jordan1
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar2
Michael Jordan10
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1
Michael Jordan0
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar0 *
Michael Jordan3
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar4 *
Michael Jordan0
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1
Michael Jordan1
* Notes: 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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 24.6
Michael Jordan 30.1

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 11.2
Michael Jordan 6.2

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3.6
Michael Jordan 5.3

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 0.9
*
Michael Jordan 2.3

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2.6
*
Michael Jordan 0.8

Totals Stats

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
Michael Jordan 32,292

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 17,440
Michael Jordan 6,672

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5,660
Michael Jordan 5,633

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,160
*
Michael Jordan 2,514

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3,189
*
Michael Jordan 893

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,560
Michael Jordan 1,072

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .559
Michael Jordan .497

3-Point Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .056
*
Michael Jordan .327

Free Throw Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .721
Michael Jordan .835

Best Season (no game minimum)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 34.8
(1972)
Michael Jordan 37.1
(1987)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 16.9
(1976)
Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5.4
(1979)
Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1.7
(1978)
*
Michael Jordan 3.2
(1988)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 4.1
(1976)
*
Michael Jordan 1.6
(1988)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 24.3
Michael Jordan 33.4

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 10.5
Michael Jordan 6.4

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3.2
Michael Jordan 5.7

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1.0
*
Michael Jordan 2.1

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2.4
*
Michael Jordan 0.9

Totals Stats

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5,762
Michael Jordan 5,987

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2,481
Michael Jordan 1,152

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 767
Michael Jordan 1,022

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 189
*
Michael Jordan 376

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 476
*
Michael Jordan 158

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 237
Michael Jordan 179

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .533
Michael Jordan .487

3-Point Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .000
*
Michael Jordan .332

Free Throw Percentage
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .740
Michael Jordan .828

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 35.2
(1970)
Michael Jordan 43.7
(1986)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 18.2
(1972)
Michael Jordan 7.9
(1997)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5.1
(1972)
Michael Jordan 8.5
(1985)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1.7
(1977)
*
Michael Jordan 2.8
(1990)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 4.1
(1979)
*
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. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.