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Wilt Chamberlain vs. Bill Russell Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain 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
2018-19
Wilt Chamberlain:
1960 to 1973
Bill Russell:
1957 to 1969

NBA Championships and Seasons

Wilt Chamberlain 2
Bill Russell 11
Wilt Chamberlain 14
Bill Russell 13
Wilt Chamberlain 13
Bill Russell 13
Wilt Chamberlain 13
Bill Russell 12

Honors and Awards

Wilt Chamberlain 4
Bill Russell 5
Wilt Chamberlain 1 *
Bill Russell 0
*
Wilt Chamberlain 7
Bill Russell 3
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Wilt Chamberlain 10
Bill Russell 11
Wilt Chamberlain 2 *
Bill Russell 1
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Wilt Chamberlain 2
Bill Russell 1
Wilt Chamberlain 7
Bill Russell 0
Wilt Chamberlain 11
Bill Russell 4
Wilt Chamberlain 1
Bill Russell 0
Wilt Chamberlain 1
Bill Russell 0
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Wilt Chamberlain 30.1
Bill Russell 15.1

Wilt Chamberlain 22.9
Bill Russell 22.5

Wilt Chamberlain 4.4
Bill Russell 4.3

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
Bill Russell -

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Wilt Chamberlain -
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Bill Russell -

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Totals Stats

Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
Bill Russell 14,522

Wilt Chamberlain 23,924
Bill Russell 21,620

Wilt Chamberlain 4,643
Bill Russell 4,100

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
Bill Russell -

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Wilt Chamberlain -
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Bill Russell -

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Wilt Chamberlain 1,045
Bill Russell 963

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .540
Bill Russell .440

3-Point Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .511
Bill Russell .561

Best Season (no game minimum)

Wilt Chamberlain 50.4
(1962)
Bill Russell 18.9
(1962)

Wilt Chamberlain 27.2
(1961)
Bill Russell 24.7
(1964)

Wilt Chamberlain 8.6
(1968)
Bill Russell 5.8
(1967)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
Bill Russell -

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Wilt Chamberlain -
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Bill Russell -

n/a **
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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Wilt Chamberlain 22.5
Bill Russell 16.2

Wilt Chamberlain 24.5
Bill Russell 24.9

Wilt Chamberlain 4.2
Bill Russell 4.7

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Wilt Chamberlain -
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Bill Russell -

n/a **

Totals Stats

Wilt Chamberlain 3,607
Bill Russell 2,673

Wilt Chamberlain 3,913
Bill Russell 4,104

Wilt Chamberlain 673
Bill Russell 770

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Wilt Chamberlain -
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Bill Russell -

n/a **
Wilt Chamberlain 160
Bill Russell 165

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .522
Bill Russell .430

3-Point Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .465
Bill Russell .603

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Wilt Chamberlain 37.0
(1961)
Bill Russell 22.4
(1962)

Wilt Chamberlain 30.2
(1966)
Bill Russell 29.9
(1961)

Wilt Chamberlain 9.0
(1967)
Bill Russell 6.3
(1965)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
Bill Russell -

n/a **
Wilt Chamberlain -
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Bill Russell -

n/a **
Notes: ** Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74, this player has no data for the stat.
Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.
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