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Spencer Haywood vs. Shaquille O'Neal Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal 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
Shaquille O'Neal:
1993 to 2011

NBA Championships and Seasons

Spencer Haywood 1
Shaquille O'Neal 4
Spencer Haywood 12
Shaquille O'Neal 19
Spencer Haywood 4
Shaquille O'Neal 17
Spencer Haywood 4
Shaquille O'Neal 15

Honors and Awards

Spencer Haywood 0
Shaquille O'Neal 1
Spencer Haywood 0
Shaquille O'Neal 3
Spencer Haywood 2
Shaquille O'Neal 8
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Spencer Haywood 4
Shaquille O'Neal 14
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Spencer Haywood 0
Shaquille O'Neal 3
Spencer Haywood 0
Shaquille O'Neal 2
Spencer Haywood 0
Shaquille O'Neal 1

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 19.2
Shaquille O'Neal 23.7

Spencer Haywood 9.3
Shaquille O'Neal 10.9

Spencer Haywood 1.8
Shaquille O'Neal 2.5

Spencer Haywood 0.6
*
Shaquille O'Neal 0.6

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Shaquille O'Neal 2.3

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 14,592
Shaquille O'Neal 28,596

Spencer Haywood 7,038
Shaquille O'Neal 13,099

Spencer Haywood 1,351
Shaquille O'Neal 3,026

Spencer Haywood 355
*
Shaquille O'Neal 739

Spencer Haywood 629
*
Shaquille O'Neal 2,732

Spencer Haywood 760
Shaquille O'Neal 1,207

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .465
Shaquille O'Neal .582

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .125
*
Shaquille O'Neal .045

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .800
Shaquille O'Neal .527

Best Season (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 29.2
(1973)
Shaquille O'Neal 29.7
(2000)

Spencer Haywood 13.4
(1974)
Shaquille O'Neal 13.9
(1993)

Spencer Haywood 3.2
(1974)
Shaquille O'Neal 3.8
(2000)

Spencer Haywood 0.9
(1974)
*
Shaquille O'Neal 0.9
(1994)

Spencer Haywood 1.6
(1975)
*
Shaquille O'Neal 3.5
(1993)

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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Spencer Haywood 13.4
Shaquille O'Neal 24.3

Spencer Haywood 5.7
Shaquille O'Neal 11.6

Spencer Haywood 1.2
Shaquille O'Neal 2.7

Spencer Haywood 0.4
*
Shaquille O'Neal 0.5

Spencer Haywood 1.1
*
Shaquille O'Neal 2.1

Totals Stats

Spencer Haywood 441
Shaquille O'Neal 5,250

Spencer Haywood 188
Shaquille O'Neal 2,508

Spencer Haywood 41
Shaquille O'Neal 582

Spencer Haywood 13
*
Shaquille O'Neal 117

Spencer Haywood 36
*
Shaquille O'Neal 459

Spencer Haywood 33
Shaquille O'Neal 216

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Spencer Haywood .448
Shaquille O'Neal .563

3-Point Percentage
Spencer Haywood .000
*
Shaquille O'Neal -

Free Throw Percentage
Spencer Haywood .789
Shaquille O'Neal .504

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Spencer Haywood 20.0
(1982)
Shaquille O'Neal 30.7
(2000)

Spencer Haywood 9.0
(1975)
Shaquille O'Neal 15.4
(2001)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1978)
Shaquille O'Neal 4.6
(1996)

Spencer Haywood 0.8
(1975)
*
Shaquille O'Neal 1.0
(2008)

Spencer Haywood 2.0
(1982)
*
Shaquille O'Neal 3.0
(1994)

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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