LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Michael Jordan 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
2023-24
LeBron James:
2003-04 to 2023-24
Michael Jordan:
1984-85 to 2002-03

NBA Championships and Seasons

LeBron James4
Michael Jordan6
LeBron James21
Michael Jordan15
LeBron James16
Michael Jordan13
LeBron James1 *
Michael Jordan0
*
LeBron James20
Michael Jordan14

Honors and Awards

LeBron James4
Michael Jordan5
LeBron James4
Michael Jordan6
LeBron James13
Michael Jordan10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
LeBron James19
Michael Jordan11
LeBron James5
Michael Jordan9
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
LeBron James6
Michael Jordan9
LeBron James0
Michael Jordan1
LeBron James1
Michael Jordan10
LeBron James1
Michael Jordan0
LeBron James0
Michael Jordan3
LeBron James1
Michael Jordan1
LeBron James1 *
Michael Jordan0
*
LeBron James1 *
Michael Jordan0
*
* Notes: In-Season Tournament (NBA Cup) played since 2023-24.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

LeBron James 27.1
Michael Jordan 30.1

LeBron James 7.5
Michael Jordan 6.2

LeBron James 7.4
Michael Jordan 5.3

LeBron James 1.5
Michael Jordan 2.3

LeBron James 0.7
Michael Jordan 0.8

Totals Stats

LeBron James 40,017
Michael Jordan 32,292

LeBron James 11,046
Michael Jordan 6,672

LeBron James 10,847
Michael Jordan 5,633

LeBron James 2,255
Michael Jordan 2,514

LeBron James 1,106
Michael Jordan 893

LeBron James 1,475
Michael Jordan 1,072

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
LeBron James .505
Michael Jordan .497

3-Point Percentage
LeBron James .347
Michael Jordan .327

Free Throw Percentage
LeBron James .735
Michael Jordan .835

Best Season (no game minimum)

LeBron James 31.4
(2006)
Michael Jordan 37.1
(1987)

LeBron James 8.6
(2018)
Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)

LeBron James 10.2
(2020)
Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)

LeBron James 2.2
(2005)
Michael Jordan 3.2
(1988)

LeBron James 1.1
(2009)
Michael Jordan 1.6
(1988)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

LeBron James 28.5
Michael Jordan 33.4

LeBron James 9.0
Michael Jordan 6.4

LeBron James 7.2
Michael Jordan 5.7

LeBron James 1.7
Michael Jordan 2.1

LeBron James 1.0
Michael Jordan 0.9

Totals Stats

LeBron James 8,023
Michael Jordan 5,987

LeBron James 2,549
Michael Jordan 1,152

LeBron James 2,023
Michael Jordan 1,022

LeBron James 471
Michael Jordan 376

LeBron James 270
Michael Jordan 158

LeBron James 282
Michael Jordan 179

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
LeBron James .495
Michael Jordan .487

3-Point Percentage
LeBron James .331
Michael Jordan .332

Free Throw Percentage
LeBron James .741
Michael Jordan .828

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

LeBron James 35.3
(2009)
Michael Jordan 43.7
(1986)

LeBron James 11.3
(2015)
Michael Jordan 7.9
(1997)

LeBron James 9.0
(2018)
Michael Jordan 8.5
(1985)

LeBron James 2.3
(2016)
Michael Jordan 2.8
(1990)

LeBron James 1.8
(2010)
Michael Jordan 2.3
(1987)