LeBron James vs. Dennis Johnson Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Dennis Johnson and LeBron James 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
2021-22
LeBron James:
2004 to 2021
Dennis Johnson:
1977 to 1990

NBA Championships and Seasons

LeBron James 4
Dennis Johnson 3
LeBron James 18
Dennis Johnson 14
LeBron James 15
Dennis Johnson 13
LeBron James 17
Dennis Johnson 5

Honors and Awards

LeBron James 4
Dennis Johnson 0
LeBron James 4
Dennis Johnson 1
LeBron James 13
Dennis Johnson 1
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
LeBron James 17
Dennis Johnson 2
LeBron James 5
Dennis Johnson 6
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
LeBron James 6
Dennis Johnson 9
LeBron James 1
Dennis Johnson 0
LeBron James 1
Dennis Johnson 0
LeBron James 1
Dennis Johnson 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

LeBron James 27.0
Dennis Johnson 14.1

LeBron James 7.4
Dennis Johnson 3.9

LeBron James 7.4
Dennis Johnson 5.0

LeBron James 1.6
Dennis Johnson 1.3

LeBron James 0.7
Dennis Johnson 0.6

Totals Stats

LeBron James 35,367
Dennis Johnson 15,535

LeBron James 9,751
Dennis Johnson 4,249

LeBron James 9,696
Dennis Johnson 5,499

LeBron James 2,063
Dennis Johnson 1,477

LeBron James 982
Dennis Johnson 675

LeBron James 1,310
Dennis Johnson 1,100

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
LeBron James .504
Dennis Johnson .445

3-Point Percentage
LeBron James .345
Dennis Johnson .172

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Free Throw Percentage
LeBron James .733
Dennis Johnson .797

Best Season (no game minimum)

LeBron James 31.4
(2006)
Dennis Johnson 19.5
(1982)

LeBron James 8.6
(2018)
Dennis Johnson 5.1
(1982)

LeBron James 10.2
(2020)
Dennis Johnson 7.8
(1988)

LeBron James 2.2
(2005)
Dennis Johnson 1.8
(1980)

LeBron James 1.1
(2009)
Dennis Johnson 1.2
(1979)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

LeBron James 28.7
Dennis Johnson 17.3

LeBron James 9.0
Dennis Johnson 4.3

LeBron James 7.2
Dennis Johnson 5.6

LeBron James 1.7
Dennis Johnson 1.4

LeBron James 0.9
Dennis Johnson 0.6

Totals Stats

LeBron James 7,631
Dennis Johnson 3,116

LeBron James 2,391
Dennis Johnson 781

LeBron James 1,919
Dennis Johnson 1,006

LeBron James 454
Dennis Johnson 247

LeBron James 252
Dennis Johnson 113

LeBron James 266
Dennis Johnson 180

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
LeBron James .495
Dennis Johnson .439

3-Point Percentage
LeBron James .337
Dennis Johnson .239

*
Free Throw Percentage
LeBron James .740
Dennis Johnson .802

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

LeBron James 35.3
(2009)
Dennis Johnson 22.3
(1982)

LeBron James 11.3
(2015)
Dennis Johnson 7.7
(1983)

LeBron James 9.0
(2018)
Dennis Johnson 8.9
(1987)

LeBron James 2.3
(2016)
Dennis Johnson 2.2
(1986)

LeBron James 1.8
(2010)
Dennis Johnson 1.5
(1979)

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