LeBron James vs. Dirk Nowitzki Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James 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
2021-22
LeBron James:
2004 to 2022
Dirk Nowitzki:
1999 to 2019

NBA Championships and Seasons

LeBron James 4
Dirk Nowitzki 1
LeBron James 19
Dirk Nowitzki 21
LeBron James 15
Dirk Nowitzki 15
LeBron James 17
Dirk Nowitzki 14

Honors and Awards

LeBron James 4
Dirk Nowitzki 1
LeBron James 4
Dirk Nowitzki 1
LeBron James 13
Dirk Nowitzki 4
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
LeBron James 17
Dirk Nowitzki 12
LeBron James 5
Dirk Nowitzki 0
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
LeBron James 6
Dirk Nowitzki 0
LeBron James 1
Dirk Nowitzki 0
LeBron James 1
Dirk Nowitzki 0
LeBron James 1
Dirk Nowitzki 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

LeBron James 27.0
Dirk Nowitzki 20.7

LeBron James 7.4
Dirk Nowitzki 7.5

LeBron James 7.4
Dirk Nowitzki 2.4

LeBron James 1.6
Dirk Nowitzki 0.8

LeBron James 0.8
Dirk Nowitzki 0.8

Totals Stats

LeBron James 35,445
Dirk Nowitzki 31,560

LeBron James 9,770
Dirk Nowitzki 11,489

LeBron James 9,712
Dirk Nowitzki 3,651

LeBron James 2,068
Dirk Nowitzki 1,210

LeBron James 985
Dirk Nowitzki 1,281

LeBron James 1,313
Dirk Nowitzki 1,522

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
LeBron James .504
Dirk Nowitzki .471

3-Point Percentage
LeBron James .346
Dirk Nowitzki .380

Free Throw Percentage
LeBron James .733
Dirk Nowitzki .879

Best Season (no game minimum)

LeBron James 31.4
(2006)
Dirk Nowitzki 26.6
(2006)

LeBron James 8.6
(2018)
Dirk Nowitzki 9.9
(2002)

LeBron James 10.2
(2020)
Dirk Nowitzki 3.5
(2008)

LeBron James 2.2
(2005)
Dirk Nowitzki 1.4
(2003)

LeBron James 1.1
(2009)
Dirk Nowitzki 1.5
(2005)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

LeBron James 28.7
Dirk Nowitzki 25.3

LeBron James 9.0
Dirk Nowitzki 10.0

LeBron James 7.2
Dirk Nowitzki 2.5

LeBron James 1.7
Dirk Nowitzki 1.0

LeBron James 0.9
Dirk Nowitzki 0.9

Totals Stats

LeBron James 7,631
Dirk Nowitzki 3,663

LeBron James 2,391
Dirk Nowitzki 1,446

LeBron James 1,919
Dirk Nowitzki 360

LeBron James 454
Dirk Nowitzki 149

LeBron James 252
Dirk Nowitzki 129

LeBron James 266
Dirk Nowitzki 145

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
LeBron James .495
Dirk Nowitzki .462

3-Point Percentage
LeBron James .337
Dirk Nowitzki .365

Free Throw Percentage
LeBron James .740
Dirk Nowitzki .892

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

LeBron James 35.3
(2009)
Dirk Nowitzki 28.4
(2002)

LeBron James 11.3
(2015)
Dirk Nowitzki 13.1
(2002)

LeBron James 9.0
(2018)
Dirk Nowitzki 4.0
(2008)

LeBron James 2.3
(2016)
Dirk Nowitzki 2.0
(2002)

LeBron James 1.8
(2010)
Dirk Nowitzki 2.6
(2004)