Kenny Smith vs. Jerry West Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Jerry West and Kenny Smith 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? 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
Kenny Smith:
1988 to 1997
Jerry West:
1961 to 1974

NBA Championships and Seasons

Kenny Smith 2
Jerry West 1
Kenny Smith 10
Jerry West 14
Kenny Smith 5
Jerry West 13
Kenny Smith 0
Jerry West 14
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Honors and Awards

Kenny Smith 0
Jerry West 1
*
Kenny Smith 0
Jerry West 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Kenny Smith 0
Jerry West 12
Kenny Smith 0
Jerry West 4
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Kenny Smith 0
Jerry West 5
Kenny Smith 0
Jerry West 1
Kenny Smith 0
Jerry West 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Kenny Smith 12.8
Jerry West 27.0

Kenny Smith 2.0
Jerry West 5.8

Kenny Smith 5.5
Jerry West 6.7

Kenny Smith 1.0
Jerry West 2.6

*
Kenny Smith 0.1
Jerry West 0.7

*

Totals Stats

Kenny Smith 9,397
Jerry West 25,192

Kenny Smith 1,454
Jerry West 5,366

Kenny Smith 4,073
Jerry West 6,238

Kenny Smith 759
Jerry West 81

*
Kenny Smith 65
Jerry West 23

*
Kenny Smith 737
Jerry West 932

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Kenny Smith .480
Jerry West .474

3-Point Percentage
Kenny Smith .399
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Kenny Smith .829
Jerry West .814

Best Season (no game minimum)

Kenny Smith 17.7
(1991)
Jerry West 31.3
(1966)

Kenny Smith 2.8
(1989)
Jerry West 7.9
(1962)

Kenny Smith 7.7
(1989)
Jerry West 9.7
(1972)

Kenny Smith 1.5
(1988)
Jerry West 2.6
(1974)

*
Kenny Smith 0.1
(1991)
Jerry West 0.7
(1974)

*
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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Kenny Smith 11.5
Jerry West 29.1

Kenny Smith 2.2
Jerry West 5.6

Kenny Smith 4.5
Jerry West 6.3

Kenny Smith 0.8
Jerry West 0.0

*
Kenny Smith 0.1
Jerry West 0.0

*

Totals Stats

Kenny Smith 780
Jerry West 4,457

Kenny Smith 147
Jerry West 855

Kenny Smith 305
Jerry West 970

Kenny Smith 54
Jerry West 0

*
Kenny Smith 9
Jerry West 0

*
Kenny Smith 68
Jerry West 153

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Kenny Smith .457
Jerry West .469

3-Point Percentage
Kenny Smith .448
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Kenny Smith .847
Jerry West .805

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Kenny Smith 15.3
(1991)
Jerry West 40.6
(1965)

Kenny Smith 2.7
(1991)
Jerry West 8.7
(1961)

Kenny Smith 8.0
(1991)
Jerry West 8.9
(1972)

Kenny Smith 1.3
(1991)
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

*
Kenny Smith 0.3
(1991)
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.
** Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.
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