Magic Johnson vs. D'Angelo Russell Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars D'Angelo Russell and Magic Johnson 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
Magic Johnson:
1980 to 1996
D'Angelo Russell:
2016 to 2022

NBA Championships and Seasons

Magic Johnson 5
D'Angelo Russell 0
Magic Johnson 13
D'Angelo Russell 7
Magic Johnson 13
D'Angelo Russell 1
Magic Johnson 12
D'Angelo Russell 1

Honors and Awards

Magic Johnson 3
D'Angelo Russell 0
Magic Johnson 3
D'Angelo Russell 0
Magic Johnson 9
D'Angelo Russell 0
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Magic Johnson 10
D'Angelo Russell 0
Magic Johnson 4
D'Angelo Russell 0
Magic Johnson 2
D'Angelo Russell 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Magic Johnson 19.5
D'Angelo Russell 17.6

Magic Johnson 7.2
D'Angelo Russell 3.6

Magic Johnson 11.2
D'Angelo Russell 5.3

Magic Johnson 1.9
D'Angelo Russell 1.1

Magic Johnson 0.4
D'Angelo Russell 0.3

Totals Stats

Magic Johnson 17,707
D'Angelo Russell 6,371

Magic Johnson 6,559
D'Angelo Russell 1,299

Magic Johnson 10,141
D'Angelo Russell 1,922

Magic Johnson 1,724
D'Angelo Russell 412

Magic Johnson 374
D'Angelo Russell 99

Magic Johnson 906
D'Angelo Russell 362

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Magic Johnson .520
D'Angelo Russell .420

3-Point Percentage
Magic Johnson .303
D'Angelo Russell .360

Free Throw Percentage
Magic Johnson .848
D'Angelo Russell .771

Best Season (no game minimum)

Magic Johnson 23.9
(1987)
D'Angelo Russell 23.1
(2020)

Magic Johnson 9.6
(1982)
D'Angelo Russell 4.0
(2022)

Magic Johnson 13.1
(1984)
D'Angelo Russell 7.0
(2019)

Magic Johnson 3.4
(1981)
D'Angelo Russell 1.4
(2017)

Magic Johnson 0.7
(1984)
D'Angelo Russell 0.7
(2022)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Magic Johnson 19.5
D'Angelo Russell 19.4

Magic Johnson 7.7
D'Angelo Russell 3.6

Magic Johnson 12.3
D'Angelo Russell 3.6

Magic Johnson 1.9
D'Angelo Russell 1.4

Magic Johnson 0.3
D'Angelo Russell 0.2

Totals Stats

Magic Johnson 3,701
D'Angelo Russell 97

Magic Johnson 1,465
D'Angelo Russell 18

Magic Johnson 2,346
D'Angelo Russell 18

Magic Johnson 358
D'Angelo Russell 7

Magic Johnson 64
D'Angelo Russell 1

Magic Johnson 190
D'Angelo Russell 5

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Magic Johnson .506
D'Angelo Russell .359

3-Point Percentage
Magic Johnson .241
D'Angelo Russell .324

Free Throw Percentage
Magic Johnson .838
D'Angelo Russell .846

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Magic Johnson 25.2
(1990)
D'Angelo Russell 19.4
(2019)

Magic Johnson 13.7
(1981)
D'Angelo Russell 3.6
(2019)

Magic Johnson 15.2
(1985)
D'Angelo Russell 3.6
(2019)

Magic Johnson 3.1
(1980)
D'Angelo Russell 1.4
(2019)

Magic Johnson 1.0
(1981)
D'Angelo Russell 0.2
(2019)