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Michael Jordan vs. Jerry West Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Jerry West and Michael Jordan 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? 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
Michael Jordan:
1985 to 2003
Jerry West:
1961 to 1974

NBA Championships and Seasons

Michael Jordan 6
Jerry West 1
Michael Jordan 15
Jerry West 14
Michael Jordan 13
Jerry West 13
Michael Jordan 14
Jerry West 14

Honors and Awards

Michael Jordan 5
Jerry West 0
Michael Jordan 6
Jerry West 1
*
Michael Jordan 10
Jerry West 10
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Michael Jordan 11
Jerry West 12
Michael Jordan 9
Jerry West 4
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Michael Jordan 9
Jerry West 5
Michael Jordan 1
Jerry West 0
*
Michael Jordan 10
Jerry West 1
Michael Jordan 0
Jerry West 1
Michael Jordan 3
Jerry West 0
*
Michael Jordan 1
Jerry West 0
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.
Defensive Player of The Year is awarded since 1982-83.
Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Michael Jordan 30.1
Jerry West 27.0

Michael Jordan 6.2
Jerry West 5.8

Michael Jordan 5.3
Jerry West 6.7

Michael Jordan 2.3
Jerry West 2.6

*
Michael Jordan 0.8
Jerry West 0.7

*

Totals Stats

Michael Jordan 32,292
Jerry West 25,192

Michael Jordan 6,672
Jerry West 5,366

Michael Jordan 5,633
Jerry West 6,238

Michael Jordan 2,514
Jerry West 81

*
Michael Jordan 893
Jerry West 23

*
Michael Jordan 1,072
Jerry West 932

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Michael Jordan .497
Jerry West .474

3-Point Percentage
Michael Jordan .327
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Michael Jordan .835
Jerry West .814

Best Season (no game minimum)

Michael Jordan 37.1
(1987)
Jerry West 31.3
(1966)

Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)
Jerry West 7.9
(1962)

Michael Jordan 8.0
(1989)
Jerry West 9.7
(1972)

Michael Jordan 3.2
(1988)
Jerry West 2.6
(1974)

*
Michael Jordan 1.6
(1988)
Jerry West 0.7
(1974)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Michael Jordan 33.4
Jerry West 29.1

Michael Jordan 6.4
Jerry West 5.6

Michael Jordan 5.7
Jerry West 6.3

Michael Jordan 2.1
Jerry West 0.0

*
Michael Jordan 0.9
Jerry West 0.0

*

Totals Stats

Michael Jordan 5,987
Jerry West 4,457

Michael Jordan 1,152
Jerry West 855

Michael Jordan 1,022
Jerry West 970

Michael Jordan 376
Jerry West 0

*
Michael Jordan 158
Jerry West 0

*
Michael Jordan 179
Jerry West 153

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Michael Jordan .487
Jerry West .469

3-Point Percentage
Michael Jordan .332
Jerry West -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Michael Jordan .828
Jerry West .805

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Michael Jordan 43.7
(1986)
Jerry West 40.6
(1965)

Michael Jordan 7.9
(1997)
Jerry West 8.7
(1961)

Michael Jordan 8.5
(1985)
Jerry West 8.9
(1972)

Michael Jordan 2.8
(1990)
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

*
Michael Jordan 2.3
(1987)
Jerry West 0.0
(1974)

*
Notes: * Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
** Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.
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