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Magic Johnson vs. David Thompson Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars David Thompson 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? Those 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
Magic Johnson:
1980 to 1996
David Thompson:
1977 to 1984

NBA Championships and Seasons

Magic Johnson 5
David Thompson 0
Magic Johnson 13
David Thompson 8
Magic Johnson 13
David Thompson 5
Magic Johnson 12
David Thompson 4

Honors and Awards

Magic Johnson 3
David Thompson 0
Magic Johnson 3
David Thompson 0
Magic Johnson 9
David Thompson 2
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Magic Johnson 10
David Thompson 2
Magic Johnson 4
David Thompson 0
Magic Johnson 2
David Thompson 0

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Magic Johnson 19.5
David Thompson 22.1

Magic Johnson 7.2
David Thompson 3.8

Magic Johnson 11.2
David Thompson 3.2

Magic Johnson 1.9
David Thompson 0.9

Magic Johnson 0.4
David Thompson 0.8

Totals Stats

Magic Johnson 17,707
David Thompson 11,264

Magic Johnson 6,559
David Thompson 1,921

Magic Johnson 10,141
David Thompson 1,631

Magic Johnson 1,724
David Thompson 459

Magic Johnson 374
David Thompson 407

Magic Johnson 906
David Thompson 509

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Magic Johnson .520
David Thompson .504

3-Point Percentage
Magic Johnson .303
David Thompson .277

*
Free Throw Percentage
Magic Johnson .848
David Thompson .778

Best Season (no game minimum)

Magic Johnson 23.9
(1987)
David Thompson 27.2
(1978)

Magic Johnson 9.6
(1982)
David Thompson 4.9
(1978)

Magic Johnson 13.1
(1984)
David Thompson 4.5
(1978)

Magic Johnson 3.4
(1981)
David Thompson 1.4
(1977)

Magic Johnson 0.7
(1984)
David Thompson 1.2
(1978)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Magic Johnson 19.5
David Thompson 22.9

Magic Johnson 7.7
David Thompson 4.3

Magic Johnson 12.3
David Thompson 3.7

Magic Johnson 1.9
David Thompson 0.9

Magic Johnson 0.3
David Thompson 1.0

Totals Stats

Magic Johnson 3,701
David Thompson 619

Magic Johnson 1,465
David Thompson 115

Magic Johnson 2,346
David Thompson 101

Magic Johnson 358
David Thompson 24

Magic Johnson 64
David Thompson 27

Magic Johnson 190
David Thompson 27

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Magic Johnson .506
David Thompson .462

3-Point Percentage
Magic Johnson .241
David Thompson .333

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Free Throw Percentage
Magic Johnson .838
David Thompson .745

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Magic Johnson 25.2
(1990)
David Thompson 28.0
(1979)

Magic Johnson 13.7
(1981)
David Thompson 7.0
(1979)

Magic Johnson 15.2
(1985)
David Thompson 4.0
(1979)

Magic Johnson 3.1
(1980)
David Thompson 1.5
(1977)

Magic Johnson 1.0
(1981)
David Thompson 1.6
(1978)

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