Wilt Chamberlain vs. LeBron James Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars LeBron James 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? These 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
2021-22
Wilt Chamberlain:
1960 to 1973
LeBron James:
2004 to 2021

NBA Championships and Seasons

Wilt Chamberlain 2
LeBron James 4
Wilt Chamberlain 14
LeBron James 18
Wilt Chamberlain 13
LeBron James 15
Wilt Chamberlain 13
LeBron James 17

Honors and Awards

Wilt Chamberlain 4
LeBron James 4
Wilt Chamberlain 1 *
LeBron James 4
Wilt Chamberlain 7
LeBron James 13
All-NBA Teams
(Total Selections)
Wilt Chamberlain 10
LeBron James 17
Wilt Chamberlain 2 *
LeBron James 5
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Wilt Chamberlain 2
LeBron James 6
Wilt Chamberlain 7
LeBron James 1
Wilt Chamberlain 11
LeBron James 0
Wilt Chamberlain 1
LeBron James 1
Wilt Chamberlain 1
LeBron James 1
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Wilt Chamberlain 30.1
LeBron James 27.0

Wilt Chamberlain 22.9
LeBron James 7.4

Wilt Chamberlain 4.4
LeBron James 7.4

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1.6

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 0.7

Totals Stats

Wilt Chamberlain 31,419
LeBron James 35,367

Wilt Chamberlain 23,924
LeBron James 9,751

Wilt Chamberlain 4,643
LeBron James 9,696

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 2,063

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 982

Wilt Chamberlain 1,045
LeBron James 1,310

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .540
LeBron James .504

3-Point Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James .345

Free Throw Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .511
LeBron James .733

Best Season (no game minimum)

Wilt Chamberlain 50.4
(1962)
LeBron James 31.4
(2006)

Wilt Chamberlain 27.2
(1961)
LeBron James 8.6
(2018)

Wilt Chamberlain 8.6
(1968)
LeBron James 10.2
(2020)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 2.2
(2005)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1.1
(2009)

NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Wilt Chamberlain 22.5
LeBron James 28.7

Wilt Chamberlain 24.5
LeBron James 9.0

Wilt Chamberlain 4.2
LeBron James 7.2

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1.7

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 0.9

Totals Stats

Wilt Chamberlain 3,607
LeBron James 7,631

Wilt Chamberlain 3,913
LeBron James 2,391

Wilt Chamberlain 673
LeBron James 1,919

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 454

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 252

Wilt Chamberlain 160
LeBron James 266

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .522
LeBron James .495

3-Point Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James .337

Free Throw Percentage
Wilt Chamberlain .465
LeBron James .740

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Wilt Chamberlain 37.0
(1961)
LeBron James 35.3
(2009)

Wilt Chamberlain 30.2
(1966)
LeBron James 11.3
(2015)

Wilt Chamberlain 9.0
(1967)
LeBron James 9.0
(2018)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 2.3
(2016)

Wilt Chamberlain -
n/a **
LeBron James 1.8
(2010)

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.