Michael Jordan Vs Shaquille O’Neal

Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal are two of the best and most famous basketball players ever. Jordan won six NBA championships and got the Most Valuable Player award five times. Many people think he’s the greatest basketball player ever. O’Neal, on the other hand, won four NBA championships and was named NBA Finals MVP three times. He was known for being really big and strong on the court.

Both of them left a big mark on basketball. Jordan wowed fans with his amazing jumps and important plays, making him a global superstar. O’Neal, with his size and skill, was a tough player to compete against in the key area.

People argue a lot about who’s better between Jordan and O’Neal. It’s a tough question because both have strong reasons to be called the greatest.

Let’s talk about the numbers. Who scored more points in their career? Who did better in the playoffs? Who won more championships? Who was the leader during the regular season more times? Who got more MVP awards?

Points Per Game30.123.7
Rebounds Per Game6.210.9
Assists Per Game5.32.5
Steals Per Game2.30.6
Blocks Per Game0.82.3
Total Points32,29228,596
Total Rebounds6,67213,099
Total Assists5,6333,026
Total Steals2,514739
Total Blocks8932,732
Total Games1,0721,207
Field Goal Percentage.497.582
3-Point Percentage.327.045
Free Throw Percentage.835.527
Points Per Game37.1 (1987)29.7 (2000)
Rebounds Per Game8.0 (1989)13.9 (1993)
Assists Per Game8.0 (1989)3.8 (2000)
Steals Per Game3.2 (1988)0.9 (1994)
Blocks Per Game1.6 (1988)3.5 (1993)
Points Per Game33.424.3
Rebounds Per Game6.411.6
Assists Per Game5.72.7
Steals Per Game2.10.5
Blocks Per Game0.92.1
Total Points5,9875,250
Total Rebounds1,1522,508
Total Assists1,022582
Total Steals376117
Total Blocks158459
Total Games179216
Field Goal Percentage.487.563
3-Point Percentage.332
Free Throw Percentage.828.504
Points Per Game43.7 (1986)30.7 (2000)
Rebounds Per Game7.9 (1997)15.4 (2001)
Assists Per Game8.5 (1985)4.6 (1996)
Steals Per Game2.8 (1990)1.0 (2008)
Blocks Per Game2.3 (1987)3.0 (1994)
NBA Championships64
NBA Seasons1519
Playoffs Played1317
All-Star Games1415
All-NBA Teams1114
All-NBA First Team108
Finals MVP63
Season MVP51
All-Defensive 1st Team90
All-Defensive Teams93
Defensive Player of The Year10
Rookie of The Year11
Steals Leader30
Scoring Leader102

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