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Spencer Haywood vs. Magic Johnson Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Magic Johnson and Spencer Haywood 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
Spencer Haywood:
1971 to 1983
Magic Johnson:
1980 to 1996

NBA Championships and Seasons

Spencer Haywood 1
Magic Johnson 5
Spencer Haywood 12
Magic Johnson 13
Spencer Haywood 4
Magic Johnson 13
Spencer Haywood 4
Magic Johnson 12

Honors and Awards

Spencer Haywood 0
Magic Johnson 3
Spencer Haywood 0
Magic Johnson 3
Spencer Haywood 2
Magic Johnson 9
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Spencer Haywood 4
Magic Johnson 10
Spencer Haywood 0
Magic Johnson 4
Spencer Haywood 0 *
Magic Johnson 2
* Notes: Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 19.2
Magic Johnson 19.5

Spencer Haywood 9.3
Magic Johnson 7.2

Spencer Haywood 1.8
Magic Johnson 11.2

Spencer Haywood 0.6
*
Magic Johnson 1.9

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Magic Johnson 0.4

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 14,592
Magic Johnson 17,707

Spencer Haywood 7,038
Magic Johnson 6,559

Spencer Haywood 1,351
Magic Johnson 10,141

Spencer Haywood 355
*
Magic Johnson 1,724

Spencer Haywood 629
*
Magic Johnson 374

Spencer Haywood 760
Magic Johnson 906

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .465
Magic Johnson .520

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .125
*
Magic Johnson .303

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .800
Magic Johnson .848

Best Season (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 29.2
(1973)
Magic Johnson 23.9
(1987)

Spencer Haywood 13.4
(1974)
Magic Johnson 9.6
(1982)

Spencer Haywood 3.2
(1974)
Magic Johnson 13.1
(1984)

Spencer Haywood 0.9
(1974)
*
Magic Johnson 3.4
(1981)

Spencer Haywood 1.6
(1975)
*
Magic Johnson 0.7
(1984)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 13.4
Magic Johnson 19.5

Spencer Haywood 5.7
Magic Johnson 7.7

Spencer Haywood 1.2
Magic Johnson 12.3

Spencer Haywood 0.4
*
Magic Johnson 1.9

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Magic Johnson 0.3

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 441
Magic Johnson 3,701

Spencer Haywood 188
Magic Johnson 1,465

Spencer Haywood 41
Magic Johnson 2,346

Spencer Haywood 13
*
Magic Johnson 358

Spencer Haywood 36
*
Magic Johnson 64

Spencer Haywood 33
Magic Johnson 190

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .448
Magic Johnson .506

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .000
*
Magic Johnson .241

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .789
Magic Johnson .838

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 20.0
(1982)
Magic Johnson 25.2
(1990)

Spencer Haywood 9.0
(1975)
Magic Johnson 13.7
(1981)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1978)
Magic Johnson 15.2
(1985)

Spencer Haywood 0.8
(1975)
*
Magic Johnson 3.1
(1980)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1982)
*
Magic Johnson 1.0
(1981)

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. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
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