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List Rules Vote up the greatest white basketball players ever to play in the NBA

This list of white NBA players includes some of the games most legendary NBA players as well as some of the biggest modern NBA stars. From NBA legends like Larry Bird, George Mikan, and John Stockton to some of today's biggest NBA stars like Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Love, and the Gasol Brothers - Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol, this list has them all. We even included Mr. NBA Logo himself, Jerry West.

There are plenty of Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics legends on here as well. NBA legends like Kurt Rambis, Kevin McHale, Paul Westphal, Bob Cousey, and John Havlicek are all included on this list.

Now it's your turn to tell us which white NBA players you think are the best by voting in the list below. If you see any white NBA players missing from the list, feel free to add them so that other basketball fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!
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1
2,740 336
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

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2
2,032 638
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
1,679 525
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
1,525 445
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

5
1,614 513
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
1,219 366
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

7
853 406
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
733 388
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

9
737 348
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
675 371
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
668 387
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
642 368
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
826 421
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
739 461
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

15
474 272
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

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16
460 273
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

17
559 370
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

18
427 298
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

19
770 511
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

20
785 278
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

21
535 182
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

22
292 258
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

23
358 293
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

24
288 92
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

25
267 212
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

26
389 215
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

27
254 175
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

28
328 206
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
309 216
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

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30
283 167
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

31
308 250
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

32
348 248
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

33
354 219
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

34
502 301
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

35
258 95
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

36
415 167
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

37
247 190
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

38
484 268
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

39
431 248
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

40
181 156
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

41
220 176
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

42
282 184
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

43
189 169
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

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44
171 138
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

45
162 151
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

46
420 272
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
_1443311062050 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

47
134 115
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

48
136 92
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

49
155 156
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dan Issel Power forward, Center

50
161 119
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Mark Eaton Center